Night Lodgers

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In the colonial era, the Grand Hotel in the city of Beira was the largest in Mozambique: 350 rooms, luxurious suites, Olympic-sized swimming pool…
Nowadays the building is in ruins, with no electricity or running water, and is inhabited by 3500 people. Some have been living there for twenty years. The rooms, foyers, corridors, service areas, even the fridges and bathrooms of the hotel serve as home. But there’s no trace of sadness or self-pity in this luminous documentary.

Festivals & awards

Gold Fipa Biarritz Film Festival;
Best Documentary in Brussels Africa Taille XL;
Closing film of Input Festival, Johannesburg
Festivals
Amakula Kampala International - Uganda;
African Perspectives - Delft;
Festival do Rio - Brazil

Credits

Original Title
Night Lodgers
Title
Night Lodgers
Directed by
LicĂ­nio Azevedo
Country
Mozambique
Year
2007
Screenplay
LicĂ­nio Azevedo
Production
Ebano Multimédia
Formats
DVD
Runtime
53 min.
Language
Portugiesisch, Macua, Sena
Cast
Dokumentarfilm, documentary, documentaire

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