Macao

Macao

China

11 SELECTED FILMS FOR MACAO

(shown here in alphabetical order)

A Guerra da Beatriz

105

Feature Film

min

A Guerra da Beatriz

The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz's husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?

Timor-Leste

Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis

2013

Feral

13

Animation

min

Feral

A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animation film.

Cape Verde

Daniel Sousa

2013

Macau Sâm Assi

5

Short film

min

Macau Sâm Assi

Macanese Patuá is a vanishing creole language that is spoken informally in Macao (China) with a vocabulary drawing on Portuguese, Malay, Singhalese, English, Spanish and Cantonese. Macao’s theatre group Doci Papiaçam di Macau has been preserving this unique dialect for over 20 years through humorous plays performed in Patuá. This Is Macao is the group's patuá version of a Portuguese original "Lisboa é Assim" song.

Macau, China

Dóci Papiaçám di Macau

2011

Time To Draw The Line

58

Documentary

min

Time To Draw The Line

An emotional study of Australia's long connection to Timor-Leste revealing a chequered relationship of friendship and betrayal on sea-border issue that only very recently got solved.

Australia/Timor-Leste

Amanda King & Fabio Cavadini

2016

Dodu - O Rapaz de Cartão

5

Animation

min

Dodu - O Rapaz de Cartão

A cardboard boy in a cardboard box. Every time Dodu scratches his cardboard box, wonderful new worlds appear inhabited by unusual creatures that help him navigate his emotions, and to grow up.

Portugal

José Miguel Ribeiro

2010

Ilha dos Espíritos

63

Documentary

min

Ilha dos Espíritos

A small island, a great history. Long before giving its name to the country, the Mozambique island had a fundamental role in the Indian Ocean during centuries. Anchor point for caravels, meeting point for pirates, it is a melting pot of races. It raises its walls in the middle of the sea. Its winding streets full of life reveal small palaces, churches and white houses. Its inhabitants are eccentric characters, proud of the island's past history. As we wander through the streets we meet an historian, a maritime archeologist, a fisherman, the "doorman" of the island, a dancer, many spirits...

Mozambique

Licínio Azevedo

2010

O Menino e o Mundo

80

Animation

min

O Menino e o Mundo

The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Film Festival.

Brazil

Alê Abreu

2013

Viagem a Cabo Verde

17

Animation

min

Viagem a Cabo Verde

On a sixty-day walking tour of Cape Verde, a traveler discovers the mountains, the villages, the people, the music - and an essential part of himself.

Portugal

José Miguel Ribeiro

2010

Eu Sou de Lá

25

Documentary

min

Eu Sou de Lá

A film on the lives of African migrants in Brazil. When Sansara moved to a different neighborhood, she noticed a flourishing community of African students living near her house speaking in a funny Portuguese accent. Curious to know more about her new neighbors, she decides to meet them and hear more about their stories and aspirations, as well as the challenges of living in Southern Brazil.

Brazil

Sansara Buriti

2014

Lusofonia a (r)Evolução

65

Documentary

min

Lusofonia a (r)Evolução

A Red Bull Music Academy production filmed with the fast-beat of a music video. From Portuguese fado, Angolan kuduro, Cape Verdean morna, Brazilian baile funk, hiphop or rock, this film sheds light on a new movement being born out of the cultural mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Portugal

Red Bull Music Academy

2006

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de Brinquedos

12

Animation

min

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de Brinquedos

When a toy is stolen by the local bully, Lili, Minhoca and Zé Gordo devise a cunning mission to recover it from the thief’s hideout.

Mozambique

Nildo Essá

2013

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