Yvone Kane (Mozambique: 2014)


Margarida Cardoso

Cast list

Beatriz Batarda

Irene Ravache

Samuel Malumbe

Goncalo Waddington

Mina Andala

Oscar de Brito

Maria Helena

Herman Jeusse

Fancilia Jonaze

Adriano Luz

Mario Mabjaia

Iva Mugalela


Produced by: Françiois D’Artmare, Luciana Boal-Marinho, Maria J. Mayer

Cinematography by: Joao Ribeiro

Film Editing by: Joao Braz

Art Direction by: Ana Vaz

Sound: Paulo Ricardo Nunes


This film is a drama about a woman returning to Mozambique after the death of her own daughter to investigate the mysterious death of Yvone Kane, a political activist and ex-guerilla fighter. The story addresses the struggles of a country in which the progress is built on the ruins of a violent past.


Pinto, Victor. “Yvone Kane: The Past is a Foreign Land.” Rev. of Yvone Kane, dir. Margarida Cardoso. Cineurope 12 Feb 2014. Web.

Conceicao, Fernando. “Relive the Past and Make Peace with the Present in Mozambique.” Rev. of Yvone Kane, dir. Margarida Cardoso. Expresso Newspaper 26 Feb 2015. Blog.


Academic Articles:

Fendler, Ute. “Cinema in Mozambique: New Tendencies in a Complex Mediascape.” Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture 8.2 (2014): 246-260. Web.