Locarno Shorts Weeks 2022

Nha Mila

by Denise Fernandes
Portugal, Switzerland  ·  2020  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  19'  ·  o.v. Cape Verdean Creole

On Demand

18 - 24 | 02 | 2022

English subtitles

After fourteen years away from her homeland, Salomé is forced to return to Cape Verde to see her dying brother. During her stopover at Lisbon airport, Águeda, a cleaning lady, recognizes Salomé as "Mila", her childhood friend. Águeda invites Salomé to leave the airport and spend the stopover at her home, with the women of her family. The neighborhood transports her on a spiritual journey, whose destination reveals a painful bond with her homeland.

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Information

Director
Denise Fernandes


Cast
Yaya Correia, Maria Sanches, Cleo Tavares, Lourença Semedo


Producer
Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar


Executive producer
Elda Guidinetti

Cinematography
Marta Simões


Editing
Pedro Marques


Sound
Miguel Moraes Cabral, António Porém Pires


Screenplay
Denise Fernandes

Production
O Som e a Fúria
geral@osomeafuria.com
www.osomeafuria.com


Co-production
Ventura Film
ventura@venturafilm.ch
venturafilm.ch

RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
info@rsi.ch
www.rsi.ch


World Sales
Agencia - Portuguese Short Film Agency
agencia@curtas.pt
www.curtas.pt

 


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