Nezahualcóyotl

Nezahualcóyotl

Mexico

Organised by the Centro de Lenguas (CLe) de la División de Universidad Abierta, Continua y a Distancia (DUACyD) de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores (FES) Aragón de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the Lusophone Film Fest Nezahualcóyotl brings a taste of portuguese-speaking cinema to Mexico.

9 SELECTED FILMS FOR NEZAHUALCÓYOTL

(shown here in alphabetical order)

Acalanto

23

Short film

min

Acalanto

An illiterate lady seeks to soothe the missing of her son asking a friend to read over and over again the same old letter sent by him ten years ago. Through these readings, a great friendship and complicity is born between them.

Brasil

Arturo Sabóia

2013

Mionga ki Ôbo (Mar e Selva)

52

Documentary

min

Mionga ki Ôbo (Mar e Selva)

The Angolares are the oldest inhabitants of the Island of São Tomé where, according to the legend, they arrived after a shipwreck. Once the masters of the island, they were defeated at the end of the 19th century and are now only found in a small fishing community. Between the myths and legends of this island ‘s stunning beauty, this documentary shows us the stories and culture of the Angolares people.

São Tomé and Príncipe

Ângelo Torres

2005

Tchiloli, Máscaras e Mitos

51

Documentary

min

Tchiloli, Máscaras e Mitos

Originary from France, the "Tchiloli or Marquis of Mântua Tragedy” theatre was introduced in the African island of São Tomé in the XVIth century. Music, dances and suits are added to the renaissance text, turning this spectacle into a hybrid cultural manifestation. The Tchiloli, performed by amateur groups, integrates only men that are prominent figures in certain quarters of the island. The most popular and traditional group is the “Formiguinha". In this company, the main roles are transmitted from generation to generation. The oldest members try to keep the tradition within the family.

São Tomé and Principe

Inês Gonçalves & Kiluanje Liberdade

2016

António Lindo António

42

Documentary

min

António Lindo António

A documentary about the director’s uncle who left his rural village in Portugal for Brazil 50 years ago at the age of 19 never to return. Over the years, he has promised his mother that he would come back… but half a century later, she is still waiting. Why did he never return?

Portugal

Ana Maria Gomes

2015

Off the Beaten Track

30

Documentary

min

Off the Beaten Track

The beats of Angolan Kuduro started appearing in Lisbon clubs in the late 90s. Four musicians started mixing it with beats from all over the world, creating a unique sound called Progressive Kuduro and a band called Buraka Som Sistema that is taking world dancefloors by storm.

Portugal

João Pedro Moreira

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

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

Papagaiu

5

Short film

min

Papagaiu

Two young boys recycling waste from the Tasitolu beach in Dili (Timor-Leste) to make kites to play with during the windy afternoons in August.

Timor-Leste

Victor de Sousa

2013

É Dreda Ser Angolano

67

Documentary

min

É Dreda Ser Angolano

One day in the life of Luanda, the capital of Angola. A young democracy rises after a recent war, with growing pains but always with a smile on its lips and lots of rhythm on its hips. É Dreda Ser Angolano is a tribute to the Angolan people and its artists that were able to be inspired despite the adversities of everyday life and contribute to the creation of a new identity.

Angola

Fazuma

2007

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