23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Kudibanguela

Bernardo Magalhães

Portugal
2024, 21'

A young political prisoner, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family, tries to convince an older prisoner to pass on a note to the outside.

Kudibanguela begins with a song that resonates with another era and other geographies. A written note and a slit of light under a door. It’s still dark inside. We see a character moving in this space and we don’t know what’s going on. We feel a choreography of bodies. But there’s a restlessness in the air. Something is happening there. Day breaks and the light brightens the place. In a three-handed film by Bernardo de Magalhães (director), Guilherme Martins (screenplay) and Francisca Miguéis (production), you feel the comfort of a larger, fearless work, capable of directing actors and finding a film in as small a space as the fact that it’s a ‘studio’ film allows. But the light emanating from the cell, like the light coming from the film, summons the viewer to a place in the story, with the ability to analyse it and, at the same time, emotionally create a sensation through the way the bodies and their expressions are filmed. And we have a powerful piece of work made by 2nd year film students from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. More to come. – Miguel Valverde

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PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Kudibanguela
LANGUAGE
Portuguese
SUBTITLES
English
SCRIPT
Guilherme Martins
CAST
Edmundo Sardinha, Arnaldo Pereira, Israel Campos, Kenny G. Loumouamou
PHOTOGRAPHY
Beatriz Oliveira
SOUND
Catarina Acciainolli
EDITING
Nicolau Botequilha
PRODUCER
Francisca Miguéis
SALES
Francisca Miguéis ([email protected])

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