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Last Flight of the Flamingo hits screens


Mozambique-born director Joao Ribeiro’s Portuguese/Spanish/French/Italian co-production Last Flight of the Flamingo is being released today in Portugal on a record 18-print run by Warner-Lusomundo.

This is a landmark feature in the history of European cinema as its production was combined with a cultural cooperation project with Africa. Its cast is headed by Carlo D’Ursi, Claudia Semedo and Brazilian star Adriana Alves.

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Last Flight of the Flamingo is the big-screen adaptation of famous Mozambique writer Mia Couto’s homonymous bestseller. The story is set in Mozambique in the early 1990s, just after the civil war. Massimo Risi is a United Nations soldier sent to discover who and what is behind the attacks against their troops.

Co-produced by Portugal’s Fado Filmes, Spain’s Potenza Producciones, France’s Neon and Italy’s CD Produzioni, the film received backing from Mozambique and Brazil, as well as support from the MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, Ibermedia, ACP, Fonds Sud, Gothenburg Film Fund, Ancine and ICA-Portugal. It is sold internationally by France’s Insomnia.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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