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With her boyfriend arrested for drug dealing, Carla, 8 month pregnant, spends her days at the jail door. As the days go by, an unlikely relationship eventually emerges, putting everything in question.

Director's Biography:

Cátia Biscaia (1983, Leiria, Portugal) has a post-graduate degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia from the Lisbon School of Media. Professional photographer - awarded nationally and internationally - and university lecturer in the field of Image, she also works in the area of Cinema, as Director of Leiria Film Fest (International Short Film Festival), producer and image assistant for award-winning films such as: «Hushed. Left. Jumped», «Fled. Lay. Fell», «Manuel» (directed by Bruno Carnide), among others. «Her name is Carla» is her first work as a director.

Director's Statement:

The fictional story of «Her name is Carla» happens to happen on a car trip while passing the door of a prison where I see a girl clinging to bars outside, on a day that is not a visiting day.

The desire to carry out a project of this type is something that I have been maturing for several years.

This first work, for me, comes late, but if it were not, I might not have achieved this level of maturity. At 37 years old and after going through several different professional positions, and different life experiences, I decide to embark on a challenge - which is not completely new, because I have been working in the cinema area since 2013 - but, in a certain way, since is the first film directed by me.

There would be assumptions that he would have to fulfill: there would have to have a strong woman at the center of the story (for reasons of sorority) and there would have to be an allusion to motherhood (because I was a mother myself not long ago).

Catia Biscaia
Catia Biscaia
Catia Biscaia, Eduardo M Escribano Solera, Bruno Carnide
11 Minutes
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