top of page

Nayola (15)

Director: José Miguel Ribeiro

Portugal/Belgium/France/Netherlands, 2022, 1 hour 28 minutes, Portuguese with subtitles

A visually distinctive, deeply engaging account of how three generations of women survive Angola’s 25 year long civil war. At the height of the war Nayola goes in search of her missing husband. Decades later, the country is finally at peace but Nayola has not returned. In bustling present-day Luanda her rebellious teenage daughter Yara is a subversive rapper who only returns to her Grandma’s house to hide from the police. With its vivid hallucinogenic use of colour, stunning flights of imagination, cracking soundtrack and muscular storytelling, this is a real treat.


“bold and thrilling storytelling which combines its forceful message about the legacy of living through war with an almost mythic quality.” Wendy Ide, Screen International


Winner Audience Award for Best International Feature Sao Paulo International Film Festival


Best Animation Feature Guadalajara International Film Festival

Theatr Mwldan Cardigan, Sunday 26th March 6.30pm:

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wednesday 29th March 7.45pm

The short film, THE TORRENTIAL MELODY​, will screen before the film.


Watch Trailer

bottom of page