A hero in New York
by Vitor Pinto
- The New Directors New/Films Festival opens tomorrow with The Hero, directed by former documentary maker Zézé Gamboa. The programme includes several others European feature films
The New Directors/New Films Festival opens tomorrow, march 23, in New York, with The Hero; a co production between Portugal, Angola and France that received the Jury's Award in the last Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Zézé Gamboa, who previously directed documentaries, and produced by Fernando Vendrell's Portuguese company David&Golias, The Hero is a first feature film that tells the story of Vitório, a former soldier trying to restart his life after 30 years of civil war in Angola.
After Sundance and New York, The Hero will also be presented in the San Francisco Film Festival and in the Natfilm Festival (Denmark).
Though this is the first time a foreign film opens the New Directors /New Films Festival, The Hero will not be the only European co production to be shown. Other European films include:
Sequins by Eléonore Faucher, France
Le Grand Voyage by Ismaël Ferroukhi,France and Morroco,
They Came Back by Robin Campillo, Francia,
Darwin's Nightmare by Hubert Sauper, Austria, France and Belgium,
Certi Bambini by Andrea y Antonio Frazzi, Italy,
The Welts by Magdalena Piekorz, Poland,
Clorox, Ammonia, and Coffee by Mona J. Hoel, Norway,
Private by Saverio Costanzo, Italy,
Kontroll [+see also:
film profile] by Nimród Antal, Hungary,
L'Esquive [+see also:
film profile] by Abdellatif Kechiche, France,
Starlit High Noon by Jan Verbeek, Germany,
Primo Amore by Matteo Garrone, Italy.
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