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.
|Original Title||Night Lodgers|
|German Title||Night Lodgers|
|French Title||Night Lodgers|
|Other Titles||Hóspedes da Noite|
|Directed by||Licínio Azevedo|
|Language||Portugiesisch, Macua, Sena|
Gold Fipa Biarritz Film Festival;
Best Documentary in Brussels Africa Taille XL;
Closing film of Input Festival, Johannesburg
Amakula Kampala International - Uganda;
African Perspectives - Delft;
Festival do Rio - Brazil
Texts as well as any visual and audio material on the website of the trigon-film foundation are intended for reporting on the respective film or the promotion of the theatrical release. The material is available free of charge only for reporting on the respective film or its promotion. Any other usage is forbidden through copyright and has to be discussed with trigon-film. Passing on the material to a third party in return for payment or for free is strictly prohibited. The copyright reference © trigon-film.org is mandatory. By using our material you accept our copyright regulations!