Maputo Nakuzandza

Feature | Fiction | Brazil (RJ/SP) - Mozambique


The sun rises in the capital of Mozambique. Young people leave a party. In the backyard, ladies start their day. A man runs, a woman arrives from a trip, a tourist goes out for a walk, a worker uses public transportation, and Maputo Nakuzandza radio announces the disappearance of a bride.

Film credit

  • Director: Ariadine Zampaulo
  • Writer(s): Ariadine Zampaulo & Maria Clotilde Guirrugo
  • Producer(s): Ariadine Zampaulo & Maria Clotilde Guirrugo
  • Actor(s): Sabina Tembe, Fernando Macamo, Luis Napaho, Silvana Pombal, Eunice Mandlate, Malua Saveca, Paulo Zacarias, Salvado Mabjaia, Domingos Bié, Maria Clotilde
  • Duration: 60′ (25 fps) / 62′ (24 fps)
  • Language(s): Portuguese
  • Subtitle(s): English, French, Spanish

33° FIDMarseille – Marseille Festival of Documentary Film (France) – Selection: First Film Competition and Renaud Victor Prize (2022) / 29º FICValdivia (Chile) (2022) / 25th Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes 24th Rio de Janeiro Int’l Film Festival (Award: special prize of the Jury) (2022) / 11th Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l  Film Festival XVIII Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema (Award: Indie Lisboa Jury) (2022) / 28th FESPACO (Burkina Faso)(2023) /  52th New Directors/New Films (USA) (2023) / Woche Der Kritik / Berlin Critic’s Week (Germany) (2023) / 20° IndieLisboa – International Film Festival (Portugal) (2023) / 23th Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga (Morocco) (2023) / 18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (UK) / Mostra de Cinemas Africanos 2023 (Salvador, São Paulo) (2023)

  • 24th Rio de Janeiro Int’l Film Festival – Award: special prize of the Jury, “Novos Rumos” competition.
  • XVIII Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema – Award: Indie Lisboa Jury
  • Sicilia Queer Filmfest (Italy) – Award: Special Mention – New Visions Selection
  • 6th International Mostra Livre de Cinema – Award: Best film award

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