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Nelisita

Nelisita

Angola, 1983

Synopsis

Adapted from two legends of the Nyaneka people in southeastern Angola. Set during a time of famine, and with only two families surviving, the film charts the struggle of Nelisita, a young man who confronts the spirits with help from animals and his friends.

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Nelisita Directed by Ruy Duarte de Carvalho

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Nelisita

    Honest and unapologetic in its lack of visual effects, Nelisita has got a Straubian, effective approach to fantasy which takes effect by switch mode imperatives: I willingly assent to A≠A≠A, for in a case A is a casual woman who listens to the village storyteller, in another A is part of a mythical script, and in the third A changes living orders, becoming antelope. The trifurcation isn't paired with the prerequisite