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(Our Lady of the Chinese Shop)
Angola · 2022 · DCP 2K · Color · 98' · o.v. Portuguese/Chinese
Thursday 11 | 8 | 2022, 16:00 · PalaCinema 1 · Sub. English,French
Friday 12 | 8 | 2022, 12:00 · L’altra Sala · Sub. English,French
Friday 12 | 8 | 2022, 19:00 · Cinema Otello @Ascona · Sub. English
Saturday 13 | 8 | 2022, 09:00 · PalaCinema 3 · Sub. English
Saturday 13 | 8 | 2022, 09:00 · PalaCinema 2 · Sub. English
When a chinese merchant brings a peculiar plastic holy figure of Our Lady to a neighborhood of Luanda, a mourning mother will seek peace, a committed barber starts a new cult and a stray kid will look for revenge for his lost friend. This bizarre urban tale will reveal a family and city facade full of resentment, greed and torment.
Nossa Senhora da Loja do Chinês means a lot to me, not only because it’s my first feature film but also defines and condenses an impulse that I have traced in my last short films: an allegory about power.
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