Nyo vweta Nafta

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    Nyo vweta Nafta

    Directed by

    Portugal, Mozambique

    2017

    21 min

    • Portuguese

    Docufiction

    Shooting on 16mm film in Mozambique, director Ico Costa explores the textures of human behaviour as he follows young men who wonder what lies beyond their immediate surroundings. In the fragments of conversations captured in the Maputo market, a recording studio and on coconut trees, we find daily routines and tedium lead to chit-chat on desire, money and hope. In the interplay between performance and document, poetry emerges from fleeting everyday moments.

    Awards

    • Short Film Award - Cinéma du Réel

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Zacarias Covela
    Domingos Marengula
    Édio Peleve
    Belton Guilade
    King Best
    Mimórcia Nhantumbo
    Vivaldo Zandamela
    Hélder Tinga
    Big John
    Carlos Hernandez
    Screenplay
    Ico Costa
    Cinematography
    Hugo Azevedo
    Editing
    Ico Costa
    Eduardo Williams
    Music
    Puto Zaca
    Sales
    PORTUGAL FILM - PORTUGUESE FILM AGENCY
    Production
    TERRATREME FILMES
    Ico  Costa

    Ico Costa

    Portugal

    Ico Costa (1983, Portugal) studied at the Portuguese National Film School in Lisbon and the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In 2011, he was admitted to do post-graduate studies and research at Le Fresnoy research centre in France. He has directed several short films and his work has been shown at many film festivals, including Cannes, Locarno and Rome. His feature debut ALVA (2019) will have its world premiere in Rotterdam.

    Selected Filmography