In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical (and sometimes macabre) journey across war-torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou's acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata's transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.
- Awards & Accolades
- FIPRESCI Prize International Film Festival of Kerala 2007