Nayola

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Three generations of women plagued by the civil war, Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Yara (the granddaughter). The past and present interweave. Nayola goes in search of her husband who disapeared during the war. Decades later, the country is finally at peace, but Nayola hasn't returned. Yara has become a rebellious teenager and subversive rap singer.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Nayola

    Directed by: José Miguel RIBEIRO

    Country: Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, France

    Year of production: 2022

    Running time: 01 h 22 min 54 s

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D/3D computer

    Version: Original Portuguese version English / French subtitles

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: José Miguel RIBEIRO

    Production: PRAÇA FILMES, S.O.I.L. PRODUCTIONS, JPL FILMS, IL LUSTER FILMS, LUNA BLUE FILM

    Distribution: URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL

    Based on: "The Black Box", Mia Couto et José Eduardo Angualusa

    Artistic direction: José Miguel Ribeiro

    Script: Virgílio Almei­da

    Animation: Elie Klimis, João Monteiro, João Silva, Johanna Bessiere, Lisandro Schurjin, Luís Vital, Patrick Raats

    Music: Alex Dibicki

    Voice: Elisângela Kadina Rita (Nayola), Catarina André (Soldier Woman), Marinela Furtado Veloso (Masked Man), Feliciana Délcia Guia – artistic name Meduza (Yara), Vitória Adelino Dias Soares (Lelena)