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Fradique (Mario Bastos)

Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice


Born in 1986, Angola, Fradique (a.k.a. Mario Bastos) studied cinema in the USA and is one of the founders of Geração 80, an independent production company in Luanda, Angola. After the short film ALAMBAMENTO (2010), he directed the documentary INDEPENDANCE (2015), screened at several international film festivals and winner of Angola’s National Culture Prize for Cinema. It was recognised as a remarkable step towards recovering Angola’s collective memory. In addition, he has directed art-house music videos for Angolan artists such as Nástio Mosquito and Aline Frazão. He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent programme and the Realness African Screenwriting Residency. His first fiction film AIR CONDITIONER (2020) premiered at IFFR 2020 and was selected at Fribourg IFF 2020.
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