Cidade Rabat is a melancholic comedy about grief. Helena is 40 and has spent the last two years trying to juggle work and family life with taking care of her mother, who has just died. Helena has a twelve-old daughter called Maria, who spends alternate weeks with her mother and father. Helena has been working as a film producer and feels stifled by the bureaucracy that her job entails. After her mother dies, Helena is struck by a feeling of orphanhood, gloomed by the morbid environment that has enveloped her lately. That gaze touched by the world’s misery and sadness, and the fact that she is halfway between the beginning and the end of life, awaken Helena to a second youth.
with Raquel Castro, Paula Bárcia, Paula Só, Sara de Castro, Laura Afonso script and directing Susana Nobre director of photography Paulo Menezes aip assistant director André Silva Santos editing Martial Salomon production design Cláudia Lopes Costa costumes Tânia Franco sound João Gazua sound editing and sound mix Nuno Carvalho make-up Iris Peleira production manager Mônica Noronha production Terratreme Filmes producer João Matos executive producer João Gusmão co-producer Janja Kralj co-production Kinoelektron