Djon Africa

Djon Africa

Djon Africa

A man who never knew his father attempts to find him in Cape Verde in this docu-drama hybrid from directors João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis.

The kindhearted Miguel loves women and lives a carefree life. If anyone criticises him, he quotes the old Frank Sinatra song: "I do it 'My Way'." Until one day a stranger tells him he's the spitting image of his father, "a player and a crook". His father, whom he never even knew! This intriguing discovery makes him change tack. Particularly when his grandmother, who always took care of him, finally tells him more. About how his father was in prison; how sad Miguel was as a toddler when he couldn't see him; how his father was banished to Cape Verde. Miguel goes there to visit him...

2018Rating: PG, Coarse language & sexual references96 minsPortugal, Brazil, Cape VerdePortuguese with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
João Miller GuerraFilipa Reis ('Cama de Gato', 'Triângulo', 'O Indispensável Treino da Vagueza')
Writer:
João Miller GuerraPedro Pinho
Cast:
Bitori Nha BibinhaIsabel Muñoz CardosoMiguel MoreiraPatricia Soso
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Variety

Variety

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It takes a film as self-aware, warm and open-hearted as “Djon África” to assuage the vexing concerns that often arise with the new generation of docu-fiction hybrids.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Although not in any way didactic, the film leaves us with questions of identity and nationality.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Accessible and atmospheric, built around an engaging performance by Miguel Moreira as the eponymous "Djon"...

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Variety

Variety

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It takes a film as self-aware, warm and open-hearted as “Djon África” to assuage the vexing concerns that often arise with the new generation of docu-fiction hybrids.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Although not in any way didactic, the film leaves us with questions of identity and nationality.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Accessible and atmospheric, built around an engaging performance by Miguel Moreira as the eponymous "Djon"...

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