Original article: "Amor, Plástico, Barulho" inicia ano forte para mulheres no cinema nacional
(Mariane Zendron / Do UOL, em São Paulo / 26/01/2015)
Susanna Lira - Damas do Samba
About the film: Damas do Samba focuses on the importance of women in the history of Carnaval through their labor, innovation and leadership.
The director of more than 10 documentaries says this about working in the film industry: "The way I found to overcome these issues [of prejudice against women] was to open my own production company[...] The movie universe is still very masculine. We need to change many practices, but I am optimistic."
Film clip with English subtitles:
A woman who has a blockbuster on her hands with Meu Passado Me Condena 2, part one of which attracted more than three million people to the movie in 2013.
On her work: "I want to tell stories that stimulate me in some way. I don’t want to make blockbuster films at all, [just films that] communicate with a great and broad audience."
Trailer in Portuguese:
About the film: An undertaker and new cemetery employee must care for abandoned tombs, but how far can they go without stirring up trouble?
On her work: “My films highlight female characters because I think it’s important to discuss the role of women in society, the pressures of being a woman, a mother.”
Teaser trailer in Portuguese:
About the film: A teenage girl moves through adolescence against a backdrop of Sao Paulo and the early 1980s AIDS crisis.
On her feature debut production, Person found herself surrounded by a mostly female crew. On women in authority positions, she says, "…I believe the world is changing. We already have a female president. Maybe it's a matter of the world adapting to this ‘new woman."