Ar Condicionado [Air Conditioner] (2020)

Ar Condicionado
Director: Fradique
Writer: Ery Claver, Fradique
Cast: José Kiteculo, Filomena Manuel, David Caracol, Tito Spyck, Sacerdote, Filipe Kamela Paly, Wilson Medradas
Part of: We Are One Film Festival
Seen on: 11.06.2020

Air conditioners are falling everywhere in Luanda, Angola. Housemaid Zézinha (Filomena Manuel) has asked the building security slash manager Matacedo (José Kiteculo) to repair the a/c of her employer, but it was never returned from the shop. Now, the employer is getting impatient and the retrieval of the a/c becomes increasingly more complicated. And why are the units falling anyway?

Ar Condicionado is a strange film, somewhere between SciFi and magical realism, creating an absolutely unique atmosphere that gives one an impression of Luanda itself – or at least I think it does, having never been there myself. It’s strange and evocative.

The film poster showing Zézinha (Filomena Manuel) and Matacedo (José Kiteculo) lying next to an air conditioner.
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