Synopsis

October 2019, three months before Brexit, hundreds of Portuguese migrant workers pour into Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (UK), seeking work at the local turkey-processing factories. Tania (“The Mother of the Portuguese”), who used to work in these poultry plants, has climbed the ranks after marrying an English hotel owner, and is now a facilitator for the Portuguese workers. Her dream of becoming a British citizen and leaving this dirty business behind is threatened by the arrival of the latest group of immigrants, which unleashes a series of events that disrupts her volatile existence.

Festival History

San Sebastián International Film Festival,

Cast And Credits

Director : Marco Martins
Producer : Filipa Reis (Uma Pedra no Sapato), Kamilla Kristiane Hodøl
Screenplay : Marco Martins, Ricardo Adolfo
DOP : João Ribeiro AIP
Editor : Karen Harley, Mariana Gaivão, Marco Martins
Cast : Beatriz Batarda, Kris Hitchen, Robert Elliot, Romeu Runa, Nuno Lopes, Rita Cabaço, Hugo Bentes

Director

Marco Martins

Marco Martins (b. 1972, Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese director, who graduated from Lisbon Theatre and Film School and afterwards undertook an apprenticeship with Wim Wenders, Manoel de Oliveira and Bertrand Tavernier. In 2005, his debut,‘Alice’, premiered at Cannes and won the Best Picture Award at Directors' Fortnight and several other international awards.