Adriano Mendes

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Portugal, Fiction, 2020, 93′

Life is made of cycles and Adriano Mendes’s cinema shows us that. After his first feature O Primeiro Verão (best work in Brand New Section, IndieLisboa 2014) – a warm film about youth beginning the affairs of love and Summer – now it’s time to find a job. 28½ follows a young woman in that search, in a gentrified Lisbon, where need, attraction, sharing and the end of love, all come up at the same time and without warning.