Nha Mila

Synopsis

After 14 years away from her homeland, Salomé is forced to return to Cape Verde to see her dying brother. During her stopover at Lisbon airport, Águeda a cleaning lady recognizes Salomé as "Mila", her childhood friend. Águeda invites Salomé to leave the airport and spend the stopover at her home, with the women of her family. The neighborhood transports her on a spiritual journey, whose destination unfurls a painful bond with her homeland.

Original Title
NHA MILA
Director
Denise Fernandes
Producer
Sandro Aguilar, Luis Urbano, O Som e a Fúria
Elda Guidinetti, VENTURA FILM
Script
Denise Fernandes
Photography
Marta Simões
Editing
Pedro Marques
Sound
Miguel Moraes Cabral, António Porém Pires
Main Actors
Yaya Correia, Maria Sanches, Cleo Tavares, Lourença Semedo
Original Language
Criole, Portuguese
Subtitles
Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese

Film Statistics

  • 3025 Spectators
  • 54 Festival Selections
  • 66 Exhibitions
  • 5 Awards

Festivals Selections (in competition)

12.2021
Porto Femme - Festival Utopia, Portugal
12.2021
Frames Portuguese Film Festival, Sweden
11.2021
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino, Portugal
Travessias Award in Ex-Aequo
10.2021
VISTACURTA - Festival de Curtas de Viseu, Portugal
10.2021
CinemAfrica Film Festival, Sweden
10.2021
Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil
09.2021
Porto Femme - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal
Best Short Film
09.2021
Imagineindia International Film Festival Madrid, Spain
09.2021
Academia Portuguesa de Cinema - Gala de Prémios Sophia, Portugal
09.2021
Festival Internacional de Curtas de Verin, Spain
Special Mention
08.2021
Diaspora International Short Film Festival, Turkey
08.2021
Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom
06.2021
Festival de Cinema Luso-brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
06.2021
The Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway
05.2021
Tarifa African Film Festival, Spain
Best Short Film Award
04.2021
New Directors/New Films International Festival, USA
04.2021
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
03.2021
Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania
01.2021
Journées de Soleure, Switzerland
11.2020
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal
11.2020
International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao, Spain
11.2020
Brest European Short Film Festival, France
10.2020
Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film, France
10.2020
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
10.2020
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
Vila do Conde Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards
08.2020
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
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Other Screenings

02.2022
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Extensão Palmela
02.2022
Locarno Shorts Weeks
01.2022
Shortcutz Guimarães - Janeiro
11.2021
EFA - Festival del Cinema Europeo
11.2021
EFA - Metropolis Art Cinema Association - 26th European Film Festival in Lebanon
09.2021
EFA - Reykjavik IFF
08.2021
EFA - Jerusalem Film Festival
08.2021
EFA - Concorto FF
07.2021
EFA - European Film Festival Palic
07.2021
EFA - Curtas Vila do Conde
07.2021
EFA - ShorTS – International Film Festival
06.2021
Festival de Cinema Luso-brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira
06.2021
EFA - Brussels SF
06.2021
EFA - Hamburg ISFF
04.2021
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen - African Museum program
03.2021
EFA - Glasgow Short FF
03.2021
EFA - Tampere Film Festival
01.2021
EFA - Minimalen SFF
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - ZOOM Barcelos
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - Município de Setúbal
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - Planetário do Porto - Centro Ciência Viva
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - Cineclube de Joane
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - ESMAD I Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - Centro Cultural Malaposta
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - Escola Artística António Arroio
12.2020
O DIA MAIS CURTO - Cineclube de Tomar
11.2020
Cinemateca - O SOM E A FÚRIA
11.2020
EFA - POFF Shorts
11.2020
EFA - Leeds IFF
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