João Nuno Pinto wins two awards at the Mostra de Valencia

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The Mostra de Valencia - Cinema del Mediterrani has just announced its awards and MOSQUITO produced by Leopardo Filmes, in co-production with Alfama Films Production (France), APM Produções (Portugal), Delicatessen Films (Brazil) and Mapiko Filmes (Mozambique), directed by João Nuno Pinto, collects two awards: Best Photography for director of photography Adolpho Veloso and Best Soundtrack, for musician Justin Melland.

The 35th Mostra de Valencia thus joins the already extensive international journey of MOSQUITO, which started in January this year, when it was chosen as the Opening Film of the 49th edition of the IFFR - International FIlm Festival Rotterdam, where it was also part of the Official Selection - Big Screen Competition. Since then, MOSQUITO has been selected for about two dozen festivals (in Europe, Asia and South America), premiered in Portugal and France (with great critical acclaim), and has also ensured distribution in Brazil, among other countries . It was recently nominated as the Portuguese candidate for the Goya Awards.

MOSQUITO focuses on the journey of the soldier Zacarias, a young Portuguese man thirsty for living great heroic adventures during the First World War. Sent to Mozambique, where the conflict unfolds far from the eyes of the world, the soldier finds himself left behind by his platoon and goes on a long odyssey into the woods, looking for war and his dreams of glory.

«Mosquito seeks a history of the past to confront us with the choices of the present. Through the story of the young soldier Zacarias, we are confronted with the horror of war and the subjugation of African peoples by Europeans through colonial rule. The film allows us to know a little better a forgotten piece of our history, the First World War in Africa, forcing us to reflect on a much longer period that was our right to subjugate and “civilize” other peoples who, conveniently, we considered inferior.» João Nuno Pinto, director.

MOSQUITO, a film by João Nuno Pinto, among the candidates for the Goya Awards

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The Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain announced yesterday, October 21st, that MOSQUITO, by João Nuno Pinto, is among the 16 candidates for the Goya Awards in the category of Best Ibero-American Film.

The films will be screened by the Academy between November 13th and December 4th, within the framework of the Activities of the Foundation of the Academy.

MOSQUITO is the Portuguese film candidate for the Goya Awards 2021

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MOSQUITO, by João Nuno Pinto, is under the spotlight once again. The Portuguese Academy of Cinema announced today that the film - which opened the Rotterdam Film Festival in January - will be the Portuguese candidate for a nomination for the Goya Awards in the category of Best Ibero-American Film.

In a statement, the Portuguese Film Academy concluded that «“ Mosquito ”, by director João Nuno Pinto, was the film selected by the Portuguese Film Academy as a candidate from Portugal for the category of Best Ibero-American Film, in the 35th edition of the Goya Awards. Produced by Leopardo Filmes in co-production with Alfama Films (France), APM Produções (Portugal), Delicatessen Filmes (Brazil) and Mapiko Filmes (Mozambique).»

According to Paulo Trancoso, president of the institution, "in spite of the pandemic context that we have been experiencing since the beginning of the year, and which has affected Portuguese cinema so much, in 2020 high quality films were released, as was the case of "Mosquito".

The Goya Awards 2021 will take place on March 6th.

MOSQUITO by João Nuno Pinto had its world premiere

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MOSQUITO by João Nuno Pinto had its world premiere last night, inaugurating this year's IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam. For the first time, a portuguese film was selected as the opening film of an international class A festival, and it also integrates the Big Screen Competition section, with a record of sold out screening sessions.

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Premiering at the 2020 Rotterdam film festival, João Nuno Pinto’s MOSQUITO is an provocative, if derivative, odyssey into the heart of colonial darkness

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A história de “Mosquito” é a de um jovem português que serviu o Exército Português na I Guerra Mundial. Zacarias sonhava combater em França, mas mandaram-no num barco rumo a Moçambique. Era o avô paterno do realizador João Nuno Pinto

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Mosquito - International Film Festival Rotterdam review

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João Nuno Pinto's Portuguese World-War-One drama tackles Portugal's colonial shady past in Africa.

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49ste editie Filmfestival Rotterdam opent met Mosquito – de geschiedenis als een koortsdroom

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De 49ste editie van het Rotterdams filmfestival opent woensdagavond met Mosquito, de tweede speelfilm van de Portugese regisseur João Nuno Pinto. ‘Wij waren een wereldrijk – dat wordt nog steeds onderwezen, dat geloof je toch niet?’

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Mosquito, openingsfilm van het International Film Festival Rotterdam, speelt zich af in Oost-Afrika tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog, met de archetypische ontredderde westerling in de hoofdrol

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Rotterdam’s opening film is a fever dream account of a young Portuguese soldier’s experiences in 1917 Mozambiqu

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Mosquito is the opening film of International Film Festival Rotterdam

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The IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam announces today that MOSQUITO, João Nuno Pinto's new film, produced by Paulo Branco, a Leopardo Filmes production, co-produced by Alfama Films Production (France), APM Produções (Portugal) , Delicatessen Films (Brazil) and Mapiko Filmes (Mozambique), will be the opening film of the IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020, which will take place from January 22nd to February 2nd, where it will be competing in the Big Screen Competition section, for the Big Screen Award.

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Mosquito follows a 17-year-old Portuguese recruit who gets lost in the African wilderness in 1917 and marks the second feature from Portuguese director Pinto following 2010’s América. It will also compete in IFFR’s Big Screen Competition.

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Mosquito, a period drama from Portuguese filmmaker João Nuno Pinto (América), will open the 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam (…). Described as a "war film without war," Mosquito follows a 17-year-old Portuguese recruit drafted to fight in World War I who gets lost in the African wilderness. The film will have its world premiere in Rotterdam in the festival's Big Screen Competition section.

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