Almost Every Day blurs the lines between documentary and fiction as it depicts a day in the life of a mother-daughter team. On a strange winter day we accompany them on their long journey from home in the faraway neighborhood of Recreio dos Bandeirantes to downtown Rio de Janeiro as young mother Polly struggles against time, traffic, the temptations of big-city life, and her own inadequacies.
Length: 17 minutes
Primary Cast: Polly Marinho, Agatha Marinho, João Lima, Fernanda Félix, Helio Braga, Fernando Continentino
Director: Gandja Monteiro
Screenwriter: Gandja Monteiro
Producer: Gandja Monteiro, Carol Albuquerque, Laura Grant
Director of Photography: Julia Equi
Editor: Bruno Toré
Sound: Richard Levengood, Bruno Fernandes
Story by: Gandja Monteiro, Polly Marinho
Gandja Monteiro was raised in both Brazil and New York. She received her BFA in film from NYU, where she won the award for best director at the Fusion Film Festival for her thesis film, She's a Blur. Her first feature screenplay, Lucas 1968, was a two-time finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab.