Zézé Gamboa

Zézé Gamboa
© Courtesy Locarno 2014
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Angolese Film Director, Scriptwriter and Producer.
Documentary filmmakers who chronicled Angola's crushing civil war are midwives to a new era in filmmaking. The Angola Film Institute, for decades in ruins, was revived last year and produced a flush of features. Luandan-born (in 1955) film director, Zeze Gamboa, is at the forefront of this development. His first feature, Hero (2004), won the Grand Prize in the World Dramatic Competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival and the Audience prize at the Three Continents Festival in Nantes. Gamboa was a cameraman for Angolan Television from 1974 to 1980. He made several documentaries: Mopiopio, sopro de Angola (1991); Dissidencia (1998); Burned by Blue (1999), and O Desassossego de Pessoa (1999). Bringing Hero (2004) to the screen is the accomplishment of more than 12 years of struggle since the story's genesis, when Gamboa saw a wounded veteran on Luanda's streets. He considers filmmaking a direct contribution to the national reconstruction effort.
His first full-length fictional film, The Hero won many awards, amongst which the Grand Prize in the World Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. Gamboa released The Great Kilapy (2012), which was presented at the Toronto International Film Festival, the London Film Festival and many other Festivals around the world.

Selected filmography
Mopiopio, the Breath of Angola (1991)
The Hero (2004)
The Great Kilapy (2012)

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Zézé Gamboa nasceu em Luanda em 1955. Trabalhou para a televisão angolana de 1974 até 1980, ano em que deixa Angola para ir para França e, depois, Portugal. Volta ao seu país de origem nos anos 90 e dedica-se aos documentários: "Mopiopio" e "Breath of Angola" em 1991, "Dissidência" (1998), "Burned by Blue" e "O Desassossego de Pessoa" em 1999. A história atribulada de Angola é a fonte de inspiração do realizador. "O Herói" (2004) é o seu primeiro filme de ficção. A ideia do filme surgiu em 1992, quando descobriu a foto de um veterano angolano a dormir na rua. Foi preciso esperar mais dez anos e o fim da guerra civil em Angola para poder rodar o filme.

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