Filmmaker Marco Martins premiered, on September 21, his latest film Great Yarmouth — Provisional Figures, in the official competition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Produced by the production company Uma Pedra no Sapato, this is the director's fourth feature film, after Alice (2005), Como Desenhar um Círculo Perfeito (2009), São Jorge (2016).
October 2019, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (UK). Three months before Brexit. Hundreds of Portuguese migrant workers pour into town, seeking work at the local turkey factories. Tânia (The Mother of the Portuguese), a former worker in these poultry plants, is now married to an English hotel owner. She is the perfect facilitator for the Portuguese workers, but dreams of becoming a British citizen and leaving this dirty business behind by transforming her husband’s derelict hotels into refurbished senior citizens homes.
Marco Martins is one of the visiting professors at the Escola das Artes, collaborating with the projects of the Master in Cinema, but also Advanced Course in Film and Television (co-organized with the Gulbenkian Foundation).