In an apartment in Lisbon, Marta takes care of her newborn daughter while convalescing from childbirth. In these first days they receive visits from family and friends. As they get involved in the intimacy of her home they start narrating stories about marriage, childbirth, first jobs, expectations and plans for the future. In several sequences we see in Ordinary Time the unfolding of life cycle through several voices – creating fragments that mingle with the moment that Marta is living. Alongside, conjugal life and the home routines that set in will be the barometer of Marta’s inner evolution.
Susana Nobre was born in Lisbon in 1974. In 1998 she received a B.A. in Communication Sciences from Lisbon’s Nova University. She directed the documentaries “Active Life” (2013) and “O Que Pode Um Rosto” (2003), as well as the short films “Trials, Exorcisms” (2015), “Lisbon-Province” (2010), and “Estados da Matéria” (2006). Her films have been shown in the following festivals: Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight), Rotterdam, Angers, Vila do Conde, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Montevideo, among others. Since 2006 she has been a member of the production company Terratreme (former Raiva), where she has worked as an executive producer in many projects.