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The Train of Salt and Sugar

Director: Licínio Azevedo
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Mozambique's first-ever official entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
The film got selected at more than 20 festivals and won three awards, including the Best Film at the Joburg Film Festival, South Africa.
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2016/ Mozambique93 min/ Drama
Original Title
Comboio de Sal e Açucar
SYNOPSIS
In the midst of war-torn Mozambique, a perilous train journey through the country encompasses civilian passengers, who are both protected and harassed by a troop of ill-disciplined soldiers on board to fight off a rebel army in the bush.
CAST
Matamba Joaquim
Melanie de Vales Rafael
Thiago Justino
António Nipita
Sabina Fonseca
CREW
Screenwriter: Licínio Azevedo
Teresa Pereira
DOP: Frédéric Serve
Editor: Willem Dias
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Production Company(ies)
Ukbar Filmes
Producer(s)
Pandora da Cunha Telles
Pablo Iraola
film festivals
film festivals Africa in Motion Film Festival, UK
film festivals African Film Festival Trinidad Tobago Film, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
film festivals AfricAvenir, Germany
film festivals Afrika Film Festival Köln, Germany
film festivals Afrikanisches Filmfestival Hamburg Augenblicke Afrika, Germany
film festivals Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film festivals Fantasporto, Portugal
film festivals Festival Del Cinema Dei Diritti Umani Di Napoli, Italy
film festivals Festival do Rio, Brazil
film festivals Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga, Morocco
film festivals Festival International de cinéma Vues d'Afrique Montréal, Canada
film festivals Festival International du Film Panafricain, France
film festivals Festival Itinérances, France
film festivals International Film Festival of India, India
film festivals Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
film festivals Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paulo, Brazil
film festivals Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-américain, France
film festivals Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto Festival Internazionale di Cinema Cibo & VideoDiversità, Italy
film festivals War on Screen Festival, France
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
film festivals Joburg Film Festival, South Africa
film festivals Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
film festivals Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania
film awards
film awards Silver Pyramid Award Best Director at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Best Film at the Joburg Film Festival, South Africa
Golden Mask of Tutankhamun for Best Film at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
Quotes
“An epic tale of peril and endurance on an arduous cross-country journey.” Justin Lowe - The Hollywood Reporter

“A personal journey roughly 30 years in the making, Azevedo acknowledges the challenges he faced in bringing “Train” to the big screen almost derailed the film.” Christopher Vourlias - Variety