MOSQUITO by João Nuno Pinto wins the Critic Prize at the São Paulo Film Festival
The film MOSQUITO by João Nuno Pinto won the Critics Prize in the International Film category at the São Paulo International Film Festival.
In the thank you video shown during the Closing Session of this 43rd edition of the Mostra, João Nuno Pinto dedicates the prize to the actor Filipe Duarte who “left us too soon”. MOSQUITO thus returns to its origins: in the words of co-writer Fernanda Polacow the film “started to be written and developed in São Paulo”. MOSQUITO is also part of the New Directors Competition, having been widely praised by the critics and by the public at the Mostra.
This recognition comes a few days after the announcement of the awards for Best Photography (Adolpho Veloso) and Best Soundtrack (Justin Melland) at the 33rd edition of Mostra de Valencia.
Starring João Nunes Monteiro who plays the young Zacarias MOSQUITO is a production by Leopardo Filmes in co-production with Alfama Films Production (France), APM Produções (Portugal), Delicatessen Films (Brazil) and Mapiko Filmes (Mozambique). It started its international journey at the beginning of this year when it was elected the opening film of the 49th edition of the IFFR - International FIlm Festival Rotterdam. Since then MOSQUITO has flown for countless festivals all over the world, from Europe to Asia. It is among the 16 candidates for the Goya Awards in the category of Best Ibero-American Film and is among the four shortlisted by the Portuguese Film Academy to represent Portugal in the Oscars race, in the category of Best International Film.
MOSQUITO debuted in Portugal at the beginning of March, and in France in June at the reopening of movie theaters. It was acquired for distribution in Brazil, among other countries.