Portugal, France | 2020 | 125′ | Color | GALICIAN PREMIERE
Dirección/Direction: João Nuno Pinto.. Guión/Script: Fernanda Polacow and Gonçalo Waddington, original idea by João Nuno Pinto. Fotografía/Cinematography: Adolpho Veloso. Montaxe/Editing: Gustavo Giani. Música/Music: Justin Melland. Son/Sound: Gita Cerveira, Tiago Raposinho and Matthieu Deniau. Intérpretes/Cast: João Nunes Monteiro, Sebastian Jehkul, Filipe Duarte, Josefina Massango, Miguel Moreira. Produción/Production: Paulo Branco, Ana Pinhão Moura and Mario Peixoto. Produtora/Production Company: Leopardo Filmes (Portugal), Alfama Films Production (France).
Dreaming of great adventures and of standing up for his homeland, the young Zacarias enlists in the army during World War I and is sent to the front line in Mozambique, Africa. Left behind by his platoon, he sets out on a grueling trek across the mystic Makua native land, walking for over a thousand kilometers, in search of his dream.
IFFR Rotterdam 2020. Voices. Big Screen Competition
La Mostra de Valencia 2020. Official Selection
João Nuno Pinto (Mozambique, 1969), after a consolidated international career in advertising, in 2010 João premiered America, his first feature, an ironic look at contemporary Portugal through the eyes of illegal immigrants. The film was selected and awarded by several film festivals around the world. Mosquito, his latest film is inspired by João grandfather’s story in Africa during World War I.