A river (Um Rio)

  • A river (Um Rio)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2005
Format : Feature
Running time : 107 (in minutes)

Adapted from the novel Um Rio chamado Tempo, Uma casa chamada Terra ("A River Called Time, A House Called Land"), by Mia Couto, Um Rio is the story of the members of an extended family who return to bury the patriarch, each symbolizing a different phase in Mozambique's recent history: one son has never left the land; another spent years as an insurgent hero during the civil war; the third eagerly embraces capitalism. When the grave-digger's shovel hits the ground, it bounces back, the ground refuses to give. Only when the old man recounts his own story will the ground accept him.

Portugal/Mozambique, 2005, 107mins, drama, Portuguese with English subtitles, José Carlos de Oliveira, dir.

2007 | NYADFF | NEW YORK, Usa
Us Premiere


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  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
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  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
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