I was walking towards Carlos Alberto Square, at downtown Porto, when I saw her face framed by a white hat. She was sitting at the Moustache promenade and had her head leaned over something. From where I was I couldn't see what it could be but in my thoughts I asked: "Please, let it be a book!" And so it was. As I came closer to the promenade I saw my request had been attended: Bianca was, indeed, reading, but not just one book; she was reading several at the same time - "Contos" from Eça de Queirós, “A Clockwork Orange", from Anthony Burgess, and "As Palavras Interditas / Até Amanhã", from Eugénio de Andrade. This cinema student, who is leaving to France to proceed with her academic training, claims she is a regular reader, prefers Portuguese Authors and especially dedicates herself to the works already adapted to the big screen. And stresses that she reads much more than she watches movies, once she knows that the biggest source of inspiration of cinema is literature.
Translated by Marisa Silva