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The film


Set on a tropical island, against the backdrop of Mardi Gras Carnaval, teenage siblings Lucas and Telma struggle to survive the seedier side of island life and hold on to their innocence and their dreams

When naive Lucas loses his dog among the busy Carnaval crowds, he begins a journey through the bars, backstreets and bordellos of Cape Verde that will challenge his hopes and change the course of his life

A tale of hope and redemption 

from an exotic corner of West Africa


New voices, new worlds

Very few films have ever been shot on Cape Verde, of the 5 films shot there in the past 50 years, the most notable was Pedro Costa’s, Casa de Lava (1995), which screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

CONTACT: Sarah Wilby at SWCP

BAFTA nominee, writer/director

Robbie McCallum makes his feature debut

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