After eight years emigrated in Paris, Lia suddenly returns to Portugal. Caught in surprise by the anticipated arrival of her family at the holiday house, Lia hides in the pantry, overhearing her family's scathing comments about herself and her return, until she finally manages to escape, injuring herself in the arm.
The family is gathered to receive her, in expectation. But amid the children's excitement, the adults' colliding aspirations surface.
Trapped in feelings of failure and shame, Lia wanders around the house and sleeps in her car, parked in the nearby woods. At the same time, she starts visiting Irene, a young nurse who everyday renews her arm bandaid. While at the property the latent tensions thicken, Lia and Irene develop a special connection, giving room to a new start.
The Last Day Everyday is a tragicomic tale about a contemporary middle class family whose members embarrassingly become aware of their inability to fulfil their self-image and life expectations and struggle to imagine a new identity or future. But though some truths slowly start to surface, we are still unsure if they come to liberate the characters or to leave them even more adrift.
Uma Pedra No Sapato (Portugal)
in co-production with
New Matter Films
Sister Productions (France)
|Writer||Mónica Lima, |