23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Banzo

Margarida Cardoso

Portugal
2024, 127'

1907. Afonso starts life anew on a tropical island off the African coast, as a plantation physician. He is tasked with treating servants “infected” by Banzo, a profound homesickness fatal to many slaves who succumb to starvation or take their own lives. To prevent spreading, the group is sent to a secluded hill encircled by forest. Afonso tries to heal them, but understanding their spirits is a challenge stronger than any medical intervention.

National Competition

SCREENINGS

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Banzo
LANGUAGE
Portuguese
SUBTITLES
Portuguese - Descriptive Subtitles / English
SCRIPT
Margarida Cardoso
CAST
Carloto Cotta, Hoji Fortuna, João Pedro Bénard, Gonçalo Waddington, Sara Carinhas, Ruben Simões, Maria Do Céu Ribeiro, Matamba Joaquim, Romeu Runa, Cirila Bossuet
PHOTOGRAPHY
Leandro Ferrão
SOUND
Jaap W. Sijben
EDITING
Pedro Filipe Marques
PRODUCTION
Uma Pedra no Sapato, Filipa Reis, Les Films de L’après-midi, Damned Films, Baldr Film
SALES
Uma Pedra no Sapato ([email protected])

BIO

Margarida started directing in 1995, exploring subjects that cross her personal history experiences and prominent post-colonial issues in recent Portuguese history, such as the Portuguese revolution and colonial war in Africa. Her previous work includes features “Yvone Kane” (Tallinn Black Nights 2015), “The Murmuring Coast” (Venice 2004, IFFR 2005), documentary “Kuxa Kanema – The Birth of Cinema” (FIDMarseille, Cinéma du Réel, Visions du Réel 2003) and the short “Two Dragons” (Locarno 1999).

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