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"Air Conditioning" wins prize at festival in Egypt

The jury of the 10th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, held in Cairo, Egypt, was won over by the creativity of the Angolan film "Air Conditioning", and awarded it the jury prize for that edition of the festival.

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According to Ngoisalucombo, responsible for the Geração 80 production company, it was the boldness and creativity of the feature film by Angolan director Fradique that caught the jury's attention and consequently gave it the right to win.

The Luxor African Film Festival took place from March 25 to 31. The jury was composed by the Egyptian Sayed Fouad, Mahmoud Hemeida, Kamia Abouzekri and the Malians Cheick Oumar Sissoko and Souleymane Cissé.

Quoted by Mercado, the responsible of Geração 80 said that the Angolan film has been a regular presence in several international film festivals, which shows that the feature film has managed to strengthen its position in the film market.

Along with this festival in Egypt, "Air Conditioned" will now leave for the United States, where it will be screened at the New African Film Festival this month. Then it will go on to the VI edition of Mostra de Cinema Negro de Sergipe, in Brazil.

The world premiere of the film was at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands last year. After that, the feature film has been presented in 38 festivals in Lithuania, Australia, Spain, India, Kenya, China, and the United States.

"Air Conditioned" tells the story of a guard and a housemaid who have to retrieve their boss's air conditioner when the appliances start mysteriously falling out of their Luanda apartments.

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