1975, Mozambique’s rebirth. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo from prostitutes and bad habits. Sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, they will become “new women”. Margarida, a sixteen year-old girl from the countryside, was mistakenly taken. This is their story. Women bounded by adversity.

Original Title Virgem Margarida
German Title Jungfrau Margarida
French Title Vièrge Margarida
Other Titles Virgem Margarida
Directed by Licínio Azevedo
Country Mozambique
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Jacques Akchoti, Licinio Azevedo
Film Editing Nadia Ben Rachid
Cinematography Mario Masini
Sound Damien Boitel, Elsa Ferreira
Décors Irma Lucia (visual effects)
Production Ébano Multimédia, Ukbar Filmes, JBA Productions
Runtime 90 Min.
Language Portugiesisch/d/f
Victor Gonçalves
Rosa Mario
Ermelinda Cimela Comandante Maria Joao
Iva Mugalela Rosa
Sumela Maculuva Margarida

Best Female Support Role for IVA MUGALELA for her interpretation of ROSA - Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (Tunisia)
African Movie Academy Award for Best Actriz in a suporting role for Ermelinda Cimela / Comandante Maria Joao
Prize of the Public in Festival Cinemas d'Afrique in Angers (France)
Prize of the Public - Amiens International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
London International Film Festival
Festival de Cine Africano - Cordoba
Amiens International Film Festival
Journées Cinematographiques de Carthage
Dubai International Film Festival
Festival International de Cine en Guadalajara
Belgrade International Film Festival
FESPACO, African Film Festival
CinemAfrika - Stockholm


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