Frankfurt am Main |
14 – 22 October 2023
In 1974, after years of civil war, the Portuguese and their descendants fled the colony of Angola where independentist groups gradually claimed their territory back. "Tommy Guns" gives a dual perspective on this struggle: a tribal girl who discovers love and death when her path crosses that of a young Portuguese soldier; and a group of Portuguese soldiers who are barracked inside an infinite wall from which they will have to escape once the past comes out of the grave to claim its long awaited justice.
Tue, 17 October 2023,
Vasco Viana (Cinematographer)
António Gonçalves (Editor)
Rafael Cardoso (Sound)
João Arrais (Leading Actor - Zé)
Anabela Moreira (Leading Actor - Apolónia)
Carlos Conceição was born in Angola. He first came to Locarno with his short film “Versailles” in 2013. His shorts “Goodnight Cinderella” and “Bad Bunny” premiered in Cannes and his first feature length film “Serpentarius” was widely acclaimed after its premiere at the Berlinale Forum in 2019. The hour-long horror film “Name Above Title”, has made a few Top 10 lists in 2021, and garnered the notorious Méliès d’Argent. Carlos is currently finishing a body-horror film about body dysmorphia.