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Tommy Guns

Directed by Carlos Conceição

Release: 2023
Runtime: 119
Country: Angola, Portugal, France
Language: Portuguese, Nyaneka with English subtitles

Angolan-Portuguese director Carlos Conceição’s audacious and enigmatic Tommy Guns invokes the ghosts of Angola’s colonial past while embracing the symbolic power of genre filmmaking. The story begins in 1974, just one year before the country’s independence from decades of Portuguese rule. Wealthy colonists are fleeing the country as Angolan revolutionaries gradually claim their land back. A tribal girl discovers love and danger when her path crosses that of a Portuguese soldier. Another group of soldiers, completely cut off from the outside world, blindly follow the brutal orders of their commander in the name of serving their country. But nothing stays fixed in this genre-shifting cinematic puzzle, which playfully swerves from art house drama to war film to zombie flick to escape thriller with exhilarating control. Winner of Best European Film and the Youth Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival, Tommy Guns has elicited comparisons to the work of Claire Denis, Miguel Gomes, and even M. Night Shyamalan, and announces a bold and exciting new voice in Portuguese and Angolan filmmaking.

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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Color


Venue City Date
BAM Rose Cinemas Brooklyn 1681272000April 12 - April 20, 2023
Cinéma du Museé Montreal 1682654400April 28 - May 4, 2023
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1682654400April 28 - May 11, 2023
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame 1683172800May 4 - May 7, 2023
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1682049600April 21 - April 27, 2023
Screen Door Microcinema Tampa 1683172800May 4 - May 5, 2023
Suns Cinema Washington 1684987200May 25 - May 26, 2023
Wisconsin Film Festival Madison 1681358400April 13 - April 20, 2023