Rising Sun Blues
Renata Ferraz, Maria Roxo
Documentary : 83' / Sex Work, Performance, Women, Friendship

Rua dos Anjos is a film built upon the encounter and joint filmic creation of two women. In it, they share and witness personal stories while exchanging certain techniques of their respective crafts: sex work and filmmaking. In this scenario, both simultaneously become filmmakers and characters.


December 04 | 16h30 | Teatro Rivoli - Pequeno Auditório Buy Tickets
Porto Official Competition

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Year: 2022

Country: Portugal

Language: portuguese

Subtitles: english

With: Maria Roxo, Renata Ferraz

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Renata Ferraz, Maria Roxo

Mozambique / Portugal

*Maria Roxo was born in Lourenço Marques (today’s Maputo), Mozambique. Later, she got into medical school. Because of political acts of defiance, she was sent to the colonial battlefront as punishment, to serve as a nurse. There, she encountered morphine and through it, a way to escape the violence of her reality. After the Carnation Revolution she arrived in Lisbon. To keep up with the addiction, she became a sex worker for more than 20 years. Maria always knew her life would make a movie. She began filming it in 2016, when she met Renata Ferraz.


**Renata Ferraz was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She majored in Scenic Arts (UNESP) and worked as an actress for 20 years. She was a part of theatre research groups and performed with nationally and internationally renowned theatre directors. The violence suffered both in her hometown and her profession, as well as her passion for moving images led her to escape to Lisbon. She began with creations in video art and afterwards, fictional shorts. She considers the processes pertaining to film construction a space for experimentation and investigation. In Lisbon, she also attained a master’s degree in Multimedia – Audiovisual (FBAUL) and a doctorate in Performative Arts and Moving Images (Ulisboa).


* ** 2021 – Rua dos Anjos (Documentary)

** 2020 – Corpos Palimpsésticos-Mnemónicos (Short Film) (co-directed with Flávio Almeida)
** 2020 – Corpos Palimpsésticos (Short Film) (co-directed with Flávio Almeida)
** 2017 – Ádito (Curta-Metragem / Short Film) (co-directed with Rubiane Maia)
** 2015 – Evo (Curta-Metragem / Short Film) (co-directed with Rubiane Maia)
** 2014 – Herói Trágico (Short Film)

** 2013 – Another Place (Short Film)

** 2013 – Regras (Short Film)

** 2012 – Corpo sem órgãos (Short Film)

** 2012 – EU – european union (Short Film)

** 2009 – Permuta (Short Film)

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