AIR CONDITIONER

(AR CONDICIONADO) Features
Director: Fradique 2020 72 Minutes Ages 15+
AIR CONDITIONER Sat 03 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:00pm 72mins New Farm Six Cinemas
AIR CONDITIONER Wed 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:00pm 72mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
AIR CONDITIONER Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:00pm 72mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Below the jazzy hum underpinning Angolan director Fradique’s debut feature — about a search for an elusive air conditioning unit — is an incisive political critique invoked by a ramshackle cityscape unstuck in time and awash in civil war memories.

A surreal quest through the labyrinthine alleys of the Angolan capital of Luanda leads veteran-turned-security guard Matacedo (José Kiteculo) and maid Zezinha (Filomena Manuel) to the workshop of the enigmatic Mino (David Caracol), who patches up air conditioners that have fallen from buildings in a spate of sometimes fatal accidents. With a languid pace suggestive of the country’s crushing economic inequity, Fradique condemns an authoritarian regime while delighting in the propulsive jazz score and chaotic soundscape that amplify the magical realism of this striking picture of contemporary Angola.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Angola
Language:Portuguese, with English subtitles
Director:Fradique
Producer:Jorge Cohen
Cast:José Kiteculo, Filomena Manuel, David Caracol
Script:Fradique, Ery Claver
Program strand:Features
Rights:Geração 80