DJON ÁFRICA

20.9. Thursday

21:30 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: João Miller Guerra/Filipa Reis

Portugal/Brasilien/Kapverden 2018

OF m. engl. UT; DCP; 95 min.

The kindhearted Miguel – alias DJON ÁFRICA, born and raised in Portugal – loves women and lives a carefree life. If anyone criticises him, he quotes the old Frank Sinatra song: “I do it ‘My Way’.” Until one day a stranger tells him he’s the spitting image of his father: a player and a crook. But Miguel has never even met his father. This intriguing discovery makes him change tack. Particularly when his grandmother, who always took care of him, finally tells him more. Miguel finds out about how his father was in prison; how sad he was as a toddler when he couldn’t see his father; how his father was banished to Cape Verde. Miguel embarks on a journey to the unknown land in search of traces of his father and his own identity. Shrouded in the misty haze of Cape Verde’s national drink grogue, he gradually gets lost in the island’s whirling maze of activity and the local music.

In cooperation with Zentrum portugiesischsprachige Welt an der Universität zu Köln and camões instituto da cooperação e da lingua portugal.