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24 Jun 2013 - 22:00 – 27 Jun 2013 - 22:00 | 1 Jul 2013 - 22:00 – 4 Jul 2013 - 22:00

Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre

Admission 3 €

This year’s edition of the Next Future Cinematheque will consist of two types of films: on 24 June, we will be showing the world première of the film entitled “Kadjike” by Sana Na N’hada and Luís Correia, and on 25 June, three short films by Filipa César, followed by the Portuguese première of the film “Sem flash: homenagem a Ricardo Rangel”, by Bruno Z’Graggen.

The second set of films is by the South African curator Joan Legalamitlwa, whose selection is named "Mzansi - The Reel South Africa". "Mzansi" is a South African slang word which is associated with all that is cool and with it; all that is fresh and contemporary; all that is innovative and visionary. The term can also be used to know the South Africa that has been built during 20 years of existence as a democratic country.

Otelo Burning
© "Otelo Burning", Sara Blecher (South Africa)

[NEXT FUTURE co-presentations + cycle "Mzansi-The Reel South Africa"]

24 June

Kadjike, by Sana Na N’Hada (Guinea-Bissau)

Fiction, 2013 / 113’;

original language: Creole  / (world première)

25 June

Trilogy: Conakry / Cacheu / Cuba, by Filipa César (Portugal)

Cinematographic essays, 2012

10’20”; original language: English

10’20”; original language: English, Creole

10’24”; original language: Portuguese, Creole, English


NO FLASH. Homage to Ricardo Rangel (1924–2009), by Bruno Z‘Graggen (Mozambique)

Documentary, 2012

56’; original language: Portuguese, English

26 and 27 June + 1, 2, 3 and 4 July

Mzansi – The Reel South Africa

Mzansi is a South African slang word meaning ‘South’ – usually used by the youth to refer to the country – South Africa. It is a word which is associated with all that is cool and with it; all that is fresh and contemporary; all that is innovative and visionary. The term can also be used to capture the youthfulness of the country as it only officially became the Democratic Republic of South Africa in 1994, when Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black and democratically elected president of the country. The new Democracy meant cultural diversity, forgiveness, acceptance and getting along of black, white, Indian and coloured nationals. Mzansi is now in its tumultuous ‘late teens’ and a number of changes have taken place since its birth. “Mzansi – The Reel South Africa” is a ‘potluck’ of fiction, non-fiction and experimental films which cover issues of sexuality, identity, tradition, transformation and youth culture. This film programme maps the development and changes that came with the birth of the ‘rainbow nation’.  Through them, audiences will get a taste of Mzansi!


26 june

Material, 94’ by Craig Freimond, South Africa

Drama, 2012

94'; original language: English


27 june

Rewind, 48’ by Liza Key, South Africa

Documentay, 2009

48'; original language: English


Mmitlwa, 25’21’’ by Lerato Shadi, South Africa

Video Performance, 2010 / 25'21''


Gangster film, 55’ by Teboho Edkins, Germany

Docudrama, 2011

55'; original language: English, Afrikaans

1 july

Otelo Burning, 102’ by Sara Blecher, South Africa

Drama, 2012

102'; original language: English, Zulu


2 july

The African Cypher, 89’ by Brian Little, South Africa

Documentay, 2012

89'; original language: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho, Totsi Taal


3 july

Elelwani, 103’ by Ntshaveni wa Luruli, South Africa

Drama, 2012

103'; original language: Tshivenda


4 july

Skoonheid (Beauty), 99’ by Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, France, Germany

Drama, 2011

99'; original language: Africâner, English