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By José Miguel Ribeiro 2022 Animation 83

Angola. Three generations of women in a 25-year-long civil war: Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Yara (the granddaughter).  
Past and present interlace. Nayola goes in search of her missing husband at the height of the war. Decades later, the country is finally at peace but Nayola has not returned. Yara has become a rebellious teenager and a subversive rap singer. Lelena tries to contain her for fear of the police coming to arrest her. One night, a masked intruder breaks into their house, armed with a machete. An encounter like nothing they could have imagined. 

The first Portuguese animation feature

Annecy Official Selection 2022

Guadalajara International Film Festival 2022 – Best International Animated Feature Film 


« Bold and thrilling storytelling which combines its forceful message about the legacy of living through war with an almost mythic quality » - SCREENDAILY

Original title: Nayola

Director: José Miguel Ribeiro

Production company: Praça Filmes, S.O.I.L., JPL Films, il Luster

Country: Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands

Production year: 2022

Language: Portuguese, Kimbundu

Runtime: 83

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