Feature film Nayola


1.12. at 19.00, Kinodvor
3.12. at 21.00, Slovenska kinoteka

Angola. Three generations of women in a 25-year-long civil war: Lelena, the grandmother, her daughter Nayola and her granddaughter Yara.
Past and present interlace. Nayola goes in search of her missing husband at the height of the war. Years later, the country is finally at peace but Nayola has not returned. Yara has become a rebellious teenager and a subversive rap singer. Lelena tries to contain her for fear of the police coming to arrest her. One night, a masked intruder breaks into their house, armed with a machete. An encounter like nothing they could have imagined.

Nayola is essentially a road movie and involves many graphic universes. One of the most interesting things in a road movie is to journey through different landscapes. This also enabled each of the coproducers, who to date have concentrated on animation shorts, to bring their own vision to the film. Some scenes are more impressionistic, others are more realistic and monochromatic. I’ve always felt that the film would need to have a visual style that blends elements of reality and fantasy.

– José Miguel Ribeiro