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Nyo vweta Nafta

© Leonor Carpinteiro
Type : Film essay
Column : Cinema/tv

A small mosaic of everyday stories set in the cities of Inhambane and Maputo, in Mozambique.
Inhambane. Mozambique. King-Best. Samsung Galaxy. Versace. Babes. White rooster. There are no toothpicks in Norway. Coconut trees. Baobab fruits. Superfruits. Vitamine C. Passiflorine. Alpha-linolenic acid. SMS in Chinese. Megabytes. Hotel Cardoso. Coffee is a white man's addiction. Ngadzango. My woman. Nafta.

The film follows young men who wonder what lies beyond their immediate surroundings. In the fragments of conversations captured in the Inhambane market, a recording studio and on coconut trees, we find daily routines and tedium lead to chit-chat on desire, money and hope. In the interplay between performance and document, poetry emerges from fleeting everyday moments

A film by Ico Costa

Mozambique / Portugal, 2017, Short, 21 mins, Portuguese, DCP

with Zacarias Covela, Domingos Marengula, Édio Peleve, Belton Guilade, King Best, Mimórcia Nhantumbo, Vivaldo Zandamela, Hélder Tinga, Big John and Carlos Hernandez

Country: Portugal, Mozambique
Year: 2017
Medium: DCP
Length: 21
Language: Portuguese

Producer: Ico Costa / Terratreme Filmes
Executive Producers : João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Ico Costa

Film Director
Ico Costa

Ico Costa

Director of Photography
Hugo Azevedo

Ico Costa, Eduardo Williams

Sound Design
Roland Pick

Sound Director
Roland Pickl

Puto Zaca

Sound Editor and Mix
Tiago Matos

Colour Correction
Marco Amaral

Production Manager and Assistant Director
Vasco Costa

production assistants
Ricardo Cumbe, Hélder Tinga

Translations, Location and Casting Assistant
Luís Duzenta

Production Support in Maputo
João Ribeiro

Production Manager in Lisbon
Celeste Alves

Post-production Coordinator
Marta Lemos

Mariana Vasco

Production Company
Terratreme Filmes

Portugal Film

Pedro Peralta, Portugal Film

support Fundo de Apoio ao Cinema do Indie Lisboa, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Universidad del Cine, Un Puma, Kanema Produções, José Manuel Grácio, Associação Positivo Moçambique

2017 | 46th Rotterdam International Film Festival - IFFR 2017
* Part of: Bright Future
* Selection - Tiger Competition for Short Films
* World premiere



Op 16mm filmend in Mozambique verkent Costa de patronen van het menselijk gedrag terwijl hij een aantal jonge mannen volgt die zich afvragen wat er buiten hun directe omgeving te vinden is. Uit de gespreksflarden die hij opvangt op de markt van Maputo, in een opnamestudio en tussen de palmbomen blijkt dat verveling leidt tot gekeuvel over verlangens, geld en hoop. Poëzie verrijst uit vluchtige alledaagse momenten, in deze mengeling van performance en document.

Ico Costa, 2017, Mozambique / Portugal, Short, 21 mins, Portugees, DCP

Portugal, Mozambique





Ico Costa / Terratreme Filmes

Terratreme Filmes

Portugal Film

Filmmaker: Ico Costa
Scenario: Ico Costa
Camera: Hugo Azevedo
Editor: Ico Costa, Eduardo Williams
Sound Design: Roland Pick
Muziek: Puto Zaca

2017 | 39th Cinéma du réel - Festival international de documentaires 2017, Paris, France
* Selection - Shorts International Competition
* Screening/Projection : Dimanche 26 Mars 13H40, Cinéma 2, Centre Pompidou
* Screening/Projection : Mardi 28 Mars 16H10 Luminor
* Screening/Projection : Mercredi 29 Mars 14H00 Centre Wallonie Bruxelles

2017 | 46th Rotterdam International Film Festival - IFFR 2017
* Onderdeel van: Bright Future / Tiger Competition for Short Films
* Wereldpremiere


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