05.10 – 17:00
PREMIERE IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Portugal/Belgium/The Netherlands/France, 2022
Director: José Miguel Ribeiro
Screenplay: Virgílio Almeida
Based on the play: “A Caixa Preta” by José Eduardo Agualusa y Mia Couto
Animation: Alie Klimis, Ribeiro, João Silva, Johanna Bessiere, Lisandro Schurjin, Luís Vital, Patrick Raats
Artistic director: José Miguel Ribeiro
Music: Alex Dibicki
Voices: Elisângela Kadina Rita, Catarina André, Marinela Furtado Veloso, Feliciana Délcia Guia, Vitória Adelino Dias
Producers: Praça Filmes, S.O.I.L. Productions, JPL Films, Il Luster Films, Luna Blue Film
Angola. Three generation of women in a 25-year-long civil war: Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Yara (the granddaughter). Past and present interlace.
Nayola goes in search of her missing husband at the height of the war. Decades later, the country is finally at peace but Nayola has not returned. Yara has become a rebellious teenager and a subversive rap singer.
Lelena tries to contain her for fear of the police coming to arrest her.
One night, a masked intruder breaks into their house, armed with a machete. An encounter like nothing they could have imagined..