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Carlos Conceição

Talents Portugal, France, Angola 119 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

In 1974, after years of civil war, the Portuguese and their descendants fled the colony of Angola where pro-independence groups gradually claimed their territory back. Tommy Guns gives a dual perspective on this struggle: a tribal girl who discovers love and death when her path crosses that of a young Portuguese soldier; and a group of Portuguese soldiers who are barracked inside an infinite wall from which they will have to escape once the past comes out of the grave to claim its long awaited justice.

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Themes

European CinemaWarHistoryLGTBIPoliticsSex

Filmmaker

Carlos Conceição

He first came to Locarno with his short film Versailles in 2013. His shorts Goodnight Cinderella and Bad Bunny premiered in Cannes and his first feature length film Serpentarius was widely acclaimed after its premiere at the Berlinale Forum in 2019. The hour-long horror film Name Above Title, has made a few Top 10 lists in 2021, and garnered the notorious Méliès d’Argent. Carlos is currently finishing a body-horror film about body dysmorphia.

Filmography: Tommy Guns (2022, D'A 2023), Name Above Title (2020), Serpentarius (2019), Bad Bunny (short film, 2017), Goodnight Cinderella (short film, 2014), Versailles (short film, 2013), Hell, or Pool Keeping (short film, 2011), The Flesh (short film, 2010)

Carlos Conceição

Film information

Int. title: Tommy Guns
Director: Carlos Conceição
Script: Carlos Conceição
Contact: Wide Management
With: João Arrais, Anabela Moreira, Gustavo Sumpta
Country: Portugal, France, Angola
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 119 min
Language: Portuguese, Nyaeca
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2023

Awards

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
Europa Cinemas Label Award for the Best European Film
Youth Jury Award

Poster

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