’The Great Kilapy’ Screens At the Goethe-Centre

THE Namibian premiere of the Angolan feature film ‘The Great Kilapy’ takes place on Saturday, 26 July at 19h00 at the Goethe-Centre in Windhoek.

Directed by Zeze Gamboa, 2012 of AngolanBrasilianortuguese descent, ‘The Great Kilapy’ is the story of a crooked but irresistible bon vivant who, on the eve of Angolan independence in 1975, pulls off a massive swindle at the expense of the Portuguese colonial administration.

Inspired by a real figure, Gamboa’s decade-spanning historical drama is a refreshing take on the national liberation story, and turns its conventions upside down with elegance and humour.

Gamboa offers a witty and compelling portrait of the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola, and incisively depicts the world of wealth, glamour and insouciance in which the elite moves against the background of the colonial regime’s collapse. Colourful, charming, and featuring an authentic soundtrack of the country’s rich Angolan music from the 1970s, ‘The Great Kilapy’ is a vivid testament to the vitality of cinema from Africa.

“Entertaining, gripping, educative, great acting and a great deal for global cinema,” is how AfricAvenir’s Hans-Christian Mahnke describes the film.

The film is being screened as part of the series African Perspectives. It is supported by AfriCine, WhatsOnWindhoek, Turipamwe Design, and the Goethe-Centre WindhoekNaDS. Entrance to view the film is N$30.

Source : The Namibian