Nyo Vweta Nafta
Portugal. 2018. 22 min
Ico Costa returns to Inhambane, Mozambique, where he lived in 2010. He is looking for his friend Nafta, but he also takes the temperature of the young generation. King-Best. Samsung Galaxy. Versace. White rooster. There are no toothpicks in Norway. Coconut trees. Baobab fruits. Superfruits. Vitamin C. Passiflorine. Megabytes. Coffee is a white man’s addiction. Ngadzango. Nafta.
Ico Costa was born in Lisbon in 1983. He studies at the Portuguese National Film School (ESTC), in Lisbon, and at the Universidad del Cine (FUC), in Buenos Aires. In 2011 he was admitted at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, in France, which he finished with Distinction. He directed the short films “Libhaketi” (2012), “Quatro Horas Descalço” (2012), “Corrente” (2013), “Antero” (2014) and “Nyo Vweta Nafta” (2017). His work was shown at several film festivals, such as the Critics’ Week of Cannes IFF, Locarno IFF, Rome IFF, Indie Lisboa IFF, Bradford IFF, Durban IFF, Curtas de Vila do Conde ISFF, Jihlava IDFF, among others.
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