Sleepwalking Land (2007) (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
Valdemar António                 Bando I (as Valdemar Emanuel António)
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.