Lobolo (The Dowry)

  • Lobolo (The Dowry)
© Festival d'Angers 2011
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Short
Running time : 26 (in minutes)

Costa gets married to Sofia with expectations of starting a family. Time goes by and Sofia cannot conceive leaving Costa completely frustrated to the point of chasing her away from home and demanding back from her family the dowry money he payed. With Sofia gone, Costa realizes how much he loves Sofia and tries to win her back.

Costantino is a young carpenter who has just got married, some moments after his wife Sophia is not yet pregnant. Constatino thinks that it's his wife who has problems decides to do tests to the maternity in order to prove her sterility. Immediately, he goes to ask for the reimbursement of his dowry to Sophia's father telling him that his daughter is useless in his home. But he will realize that Sophia had nothing since the test results prove his sterility. Constatino wants to come back to his decision. Will Sophia accept?

A film by Michele Mathison

(Mozambique) 2010, VOSTF, 26 min.

Costa - Candido Quembo
Sofia - Maria Atália
Father - Mario Mabjaia
Doctor - Abdil Juma
WitchDoctor - Jorge Vaz
Boss - João Matos
Bar Owner- Antonio Aquirasse
Julia - Silvia Mendes

Directed by Michele Mathison
Scénario/Script : Emidio Josine
Images/Pictures : Pipas Forjaz (Antonio Forjaz)
Son/Sound : Micas Cumba
Montage/Editing : Pipas Forjaz, Michelle Mathison
Musique/Music : Moreira Chonguiça
Sound Mix: by OnKeySound (Johannesburg

Executive Producer: Denise Namburete
Produced by: Antonio Forjaz & Mickey Fonseca


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