Femmes de ménage / Cleaning Women

A film by Fernanda Pessoa

Brazil/Portugal, Immigration/Documentary, 2013  
9 min, DSLR, Color
Portuguese, Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature Nena, salúdame al Diego (Baby, Say Hi to Diego)


The French expression “femmes de ménage” can mean two things: first, housekeepers; second, the movement of women. Filmed in Spain, France, and Portugal by a Brazilian director, this is a short film about three women from different countries who have moved out of their homelands and now work as housekeepers. Originally, FEMMES DE MÉNAGE was produced as part of Borderline, a program in the San Sebastián Festival, where it had its world premiere.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Fernanda Pessoa, fepebarros@gmail.com


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