Terra Sonâmbula - Sleepwalking Land


Terra Sonâmbula - Sleepwalking Land

Teresa PrataMozambique – 2007

Mozambique, Civil War. Muidinga, a boy with big eyes, finds a diary beside a corpse and begins reading it. It is the story of Farida who lives in an old ship anchored out in the sea and waits for her son. He convinces himself that he is the boy in the diary and decides to search for her. He sets off with Tuahir, a tough old storyteller who develops a growing affection to Muidinga. He even becomes jealous that the boy might soon find his family. The film slowly leaves behind the harsh reality of the war and enters into the fantastic. Dreams become reality and the sea invades the dusty road.

Original Title Terra Sonâmbula - Sleepwalking Land
German Title Land der Schlafwandler
French Title Terre des somnambules
Other Titles Sleepwalking Land
Directed by Teresa Prata
Country Mozambique
Available Formats
Screenplay Teresa Prata
Production Filmes de Fundo
Runtime 96 Min.
Language Portugiesisch
Nick Lauro Teresa
Aladino Jasse
Ernesto Lemos Macuacua
Filimone Meigos
Tânia Adelino

International Film Festival of Kerala, India (FRIPESCI Award);
International Film Festival of Pune, India (Best Director Award);
African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival of Milan, Italy (Signis Award);
Festival Indie Lisboa, Portugal (Audience Award and Special Mention);
Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey (Save The Children Award)


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