Almost Every Day

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

USA, Brazil | 17 MINUTES | Portuguese |


Female Director(s)
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.

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Means to an End program.


Directed by Gandja Monteiro

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.
Primary Cast
Polly Marinho, Agatha Marinho, João Lima, Fernanda Félix, Helio Braga, Fernando Continentino
Gandja Monteiro, Carol Albuquerque, Laura Grant
Gandja Monteiro
Story by
Gandja Monteiro, Polly Marinho
Director of Photography
Julia Equi
Gandja Monteiro
Bruno Toré
Richard Levengood, Bruno Fernandes


Print Source
Gandja Monteiro
6&B Films/Time Being Films
332 East Fourth Street #35 New York, NY 10009
Phone: 646 662 7559