Sleepwalking Land (Mozambique: 2007)

Director

Teresa Prata

Cast list

Aladino Jasse... Tuahir
Ernesto Lemos... Macuacua Siqueleto
Filimone Meigos... Joseldo Bastante
Tânia Adelino... Filomeninha
Erónia Malate... Mulher na Estação
Alan Cristina Salazar... Bebé na Estação
Gildo Arão Balate... Líder do Bando
Jorge Kanic Passe... Bando I
Afonso Francisco... Bando I (as Afonso Mauricio Francisco)
Alfredo Júnior... Bando I (as Alfredo Acilia Junior)
Candido Andrade... Bando I (as Candido Tanto Faz Andrade)
Cergílio Félix... Bando I (as Cergilio Felix)
Frank Lipunda... Bando I
Severino Rafael... Bando I
Hélio Fumo... Kindzu
Ilda Gonzalez... Farida
Laura Soveral D.... Virgínia
Ana Magaia Tia... Euzinha
Issuf Mohamed... Surendra
Aron Silva Bila... Antoninho
Helena Muguambe... Mãe de Kindzu
Eugénio Cumbane... Junhito
Márcia Cumbane... Irmã de Kindzu
Paulo Cumbane... Irmã de Kindzu
Eduardo Mazivilla... Irmão do Kindzu
Aliaga da Silva... Ladrão
Nelson Magaia... Líder do Bando II (as Nélson António Magaia)
Marcela Chambale... Mulher na Praia
Prafutabai Jaiantilel... Assma

Credits

Mia Couto... Story
Teresa Prata... Scenario & Adaptation

Synopsis

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical (and sometimes macabre) journey across war-torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou's acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata's transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.

Reviews

Abraham, Jugu. Sleepwalking Land ReviewIMDb. IMDb.com, 29 Feb. 2008. Web.

Initiative, Global Film. Global Film IntitiativeGlobal Film Intitiative. N.p., 2009. Web.

Guide, All Movie. Sleepwalking LandThe New York Times. All Media Guide, LLC, 2010. Web.