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NHA SUNHU NHA SUNHU
José Magro, 2021
Portugal, FIC, 00:20:30
Issa is a football player from Guinea-Bissau who, like many other African young men, looks for an opportunity to play in Portugal and thus reach the top leagues, fulfilling his dream of going pro. In order to tell this fictional story, José Magro, who believes that “reality is always stranger than fiction”, uses a hybrid style, in a register closer to documentary filmmaking, in which, beyond mere narrative, the viewer watches the very making of the film. With this intention, he created the characters of two filmmakers who follow Issa’s trajectory, in their research for a documentary about African footballers playing in Portugal, so often unprotected and victims to unscrupulous managers or clubs that do not comply with their contracts. We don’t see either the ball or the match, only Issa’s loneliness, in a movie that, more than football, is about the dreams that remain unfulfilled. “Nha Sunhu” is the sixth film directed by José Magro, who debuted at Curtas in 2013 with “Teles” and, since then, has returned with “The Journey” (2015) and “A River Through the Mountains” (2018), the latter coproduced with Curtas Metragens CRL. (MD)  
PRODUCTION João Niza Ribeiro - PÂNTANO; José Magro - BAGABAGA, jnmagro@gmail.com COPY CONTACT Joaquim Pinheiro - AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency; 351252646683, agencia@curtas.pt, www.agencia.curtas.pt SCRIPT José Magro PHOTOGRAPHY Miguel da Santa, Tiago Carvalho EDITING José Magro, Miguel da Santa SOUND Dinis Henriques, Tiago Cardoso MUSIC Diron Animal, Slim Kubano, Pasky, Venax YRN MAIN ACTORS Joãozinho da Costa, Danilo da Mata, Diogo Cardoso, João Lourenço