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By José Miguel Ribeiro

Country: Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands

Language: Portuguese, Kimbundu

Original title: Nayola

Production year: 2022

Runtime: 83

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

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. 


Annecy Official Selection 2022

Guadalajara International Film Festival 2022 – Best International Animated Feature Film

Mozambican Film Festival KUGOMA 2022

Fantoche Festival International du Film d’Animation Baden 2022

Silk Road International Film Festival 2022

Taichung International Animation Festival 2022

Hamburg International Film Festival 2022

Vancouver International Film Festival 2022

BFI London 2022

Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival 2022

Haifa International Film Festival 2022

Afrykamera African Film Festival in Warsaw 2022

Bucheon Animation Film Festival 2022

Sevilla European Film Festival 2022 – The New Waves Film Selection Competition, Cinephiles of the Futur Official Selection 

Cinemania 2022 

Afrikamera 2022

Marrakech International Film Festival 2022 – Séance Spéciale

Manchester Animation Film Festival – BEST FEATURE FILM

Anilogue 2022

Singapore International Film Festival 2022

Silk Road International Film Festival 2022 (Postponed due to Covid)

Atlanta Film Festival 2023

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