ITFS AniMovie Award 2023: Nayola


24. April 2024
20:15 - 22:15


Bolzstraße, Stuttgart, 70173


The story spans the past and present of three generations of women during Angola’s 25-year-long civil war and accompanys Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Yara (the granddaughter) on their journey as past and present interlace.


NayolaDirector: José Miguel Ribeiro / Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands / 2022 / 83 min / Screenplay: Virgilio Almeida / Production: Praça Filmes / Distribution: / World Sales: Urban Sales

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. An encounter like nothing they could have imagined.