Portrait of Carmem D.

22 min.   |   Portuguese   |   Brazil, 2015

Portrait of Carmem D. follows the routine of Carmem Dametto, a 72 years old woman. In a recent past, Carmem was a successful psychiatrist and contributed actively towards a more modern approach to psychiatry in Brasil. These days, Carmem barely leaves her house but still works with patients in her home office, located in the basement. Marcela, her daughter, lives with her. This movie observes the character in her house, the interaction with her cats and patients. The mother-daughter relationship is also present – absolutely present – with the affections and misunderstandings that are inherent in it.



*Competitive Show in It's All True Festival 2015;


*26th Internacional São Paulo Short Film Festival (Kinoforum): "Aquisição Canal Curta!" Award and Porta Curtas's Best Film in Brazilian Showing; Top 10 Public Choice Award;


*Cine BH Showing;


*International Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival (Curta Cinema);


*Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife;


*Visions du Réel, Nyon (Suiça);


*PATH Festival (São Paulo);

*Pirenópolis Doc;

*FestCurtas BH;

*Cachoeira Doc;

*INQUIETUDO - Portuguese Language Cinema Festival, Viena (Austria);

*Nominated as Best Documentary Short at Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro 2016;

*Goiana Mostra Curtas 2016: Best Direction e Best Film by the Popular Jury;

*Vitória Film Festival 2016: Vitória Trophy of Best Artistic Contribution;

*1st Mostra de Cinema Feminista de Quinta, 2017.

With Carmem Dametto e Marcela Dametto




Director: Isabel Joffily

Producer: José Joffily

Cinematographer and Editor: Pedro Rossi