Guinea-Bissau (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Beyond: An African Surf Documentary (2017)

111 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Africa, Europe - Europe and Africa: Surfers live differently on each continent and Africa marks a special place - as surfing is in many places at its very beginnings. 'Beyond - An African ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Hainzl

Votes: 38

The Thorn of the Rose (2013)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy

SINOPSE Beware those who leave unresolved issues with the dead. Prosecuting Attorney David Lunga's success is overshadowed by the terrifying secrets of Rosa, a beautiful but mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Filipe Henriques | Stars: Ricardo Abril, Ady Batista, Sónia Claudia, Daniel Martinho

Votes: 31

Mortu Nega (1988)

85 min | Drama, War

The story of a woman who searches through the country for her husband, a resistant, while the war for independence is raging. She finds him at last and saves his life. When peace finally ... See full summary »

Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Bia Gomes, Tunu Eugenio Almada, Mamadu Uri Balde, Pedro da Silva

Votes: 77

Po di Sangui (1996)

90 min | Drama

Done in the style of an African folk tale, this film, a collaboration between European and African countries, is said to be among the most elaborate, high tech film in African film. ... See full summary »

Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Dulcenia Bidjanque, Djuco Bodjan, Dadu Cisse, Edna Evora

Votes: 65

Parsi (2019)

23 min | Documentary, Short

Eduardo Williams's immersive work, shot with 360-degree cameras, explores the rhythmic, discursive language of Mariano Blatt's poem "No es" against the perpetually moving people of Guinea-Bissau.

Directors: Mariano Blatt, Eduardo Williams | Stars: Alfa Kalido Baldé, Djibril Baldé, Brigila Chico Cá, Ivandro Cá

Votes: 45

The Blue Eyes of Yonta (1992)

90 min | Drama

A beautiful, intelligent and flirtatious young girl, Yonta, is secretly in love with a friend of her parents, Vicente, a hero of the war of independence. Vicente is unaware of her passion ... See full summary »

Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Jorge Quintino Biague, Marcelo Cabral, Jacquelina Camara, Rui Manuel da Costa

Votes: 132

Xime (1994)

95 min | Drama

The film tells the tale of Iala, whose authority over his two sons, Raul and Bedan, is shaken. Raul has left to study in a seminary in the big city, where unknown to anyone, he has joined ... See full summary »

Director: Sana Na N'Hada | Stars: Jacquelina Camara, Etelvina Gomes, Aful Macka, Saene Nanque

Votes: 17

The Children's Republic (2012)

78 min | Drama

In this tale of perseverance, starring Danny Glover, a group of African children, their country ravaged by warfare, are forced to face survival. With countless adults fleeing the country ... See full summary »

Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Danny Glover, Hedviges Mamudo, Melanie de Vales Rafael, Joyce Simbine Saiete

Votes: 42

Water to Tabato (2014)

46 min | Documentary

In mid-summer 2011, Paulo Carneiro and set out as assistant director for a film crew working on a project on the west African coast. There he unexpectedly ended up shooting his own film, a ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Carneiro | Stars: Mamadu Baio, António Pedro Figueiredo, João Viana

Votes: 7

Hortas di Pobreza (2011)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Sara De Sousa Correia

Bafatá Filme Clube (2013)

78 min | Documentary

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Director: Silas Tiny

Spell Reel (2017)

96 min | Documentary

Filipa César turns his gaze to Guinea-Bissau, where at the beginning of the 1970s the advocates of a militant cinema captured the freedom struggle and the first years of independence.

Director: Filipa César

Votes: 59

The Battle of Tabato (2013)

78 min | Drama

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Director: João Viana | Stars: Mamadu Baio, Fatu Djebaté, Imutar Djebaté

Votes: 97

Our Madness (2018)

88 min | Drama

Lucy is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique. She dreams about her little son, Hanic and her husband, Pak who is a soldier at war. In the meantime, a quirky musical ... See full summary »

Director: João Viana | Stars: Hanic Corio, Pak Ndjamena, Ernania Rainha

Votes: 27

Os Escultores de Espíritos (2015)

54 min | Documentary

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Directors: Luís Correia, Sana Na N'Hada

Kora (I) (2014)

70 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Jorge Correia Carvalho

A Mascara (1995)

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Director: Flora Gomes

Bijagós - O Tesouro Sagrado (2018)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Domingos Sanca

Prétu Funguli (2018)


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Directors: Antonio Costa Valente, Monica Musoni | Star: Nu Barreto

Calling Cabral

Documentary, Short | Post-production

'Calling Cabral' is shaped by Guinean mysticism, the poetics of simultaneity, and the voice of resistance and reflection in Amílcar Cabral. Between the hustle and bustle of a New Year's Eve... See full summary »

Director: Welket Bungué | Stars: Welket Bungué, Aliu Santy, Joãozinho da Costa

Kadjike (2013)

115 min | Drama

As in the original paradise, the inhabitants of the Bissagos archipelago, located in the west coast of Africa, live according to ancient traditions and in absolute respect for nature, until... See full summary »

Director: Sana Na N'Hada

Votes: 11

Sonho longínquo no Equador (2017)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Hamilton Trindade

Un balcon en Afrique (1980)


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Director: Anita Fernández | Star: Marianne Sweitzer

Hepicat (2010)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama, Family

A film about the incommunicability of two worlds.

Director: Nuno Portugal | Stars: Mariana Alves, Mamadu Cassama, Filipe Costa, Yannick-jô Baptista D'Alva

Votes: 17

N'tturudu (1986)

84 min

Bejo, 12 years old, lives with his brother Mario, a sculptor. Having heard the news on the radio his dream is to see the Bissau carnival, but he has been forbidden to do so. He escapes, ... See full summary »

Director: Umban U'kset | Stars: Man Acqlino, Joao Bento, Bia Gomes, Faustino Gomes

5 Crianças, 5 Direitos

Documentary, Short | Completed

5 Children 5 Rights tell us the amazing story of 5 children fighting for their place in a world where their rights are taken every minute.

Director: Tiago Leao

Carnival in Bissau (1980)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Music

A documentary short that focuses on how the inhabitants of Guinea-Bissau view their black identity and culture, with the annual Carnival celebration as a backdrop.

Director: Sarah Maldoror

Cadjique (2012)

115 min

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África Abençoada (2014)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Aminata Embaló

True Gods Have Bones (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

Life in Guinea Bissau is not easy because it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Children with severe health problems have to be evacuated to Europe as their only chance for ... See full summary »

Directors: David Alfaro, Belén Santos

Fanado (1984)


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Madness (II) (2018)

13 min | Short, Drama

Lucy, considered to be mad, has a son.

Director: João Viana | Stars: Ernania Rainha, Rosa Mario, Mamadu Baio

Votes: 21

On the Spot: Tribes (2013–2014)


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Tabatô (2013)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Mutar, who fought in the war, is back in Guinea. In his luggage, he brings strange objects .

Director: João Viana | Stars: Mamadu Baio, Fatu Djebaté, Imutar Djebaté, Mutar Djebaté

Votes: 17

Sila Donque, a Invenção de Um País (2021)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A photographer and a director go to a popular neighbourhood in Bissau. Not only do they discover a neighbourhood built with the resources of each family, but they are also surprised by the existence of an inventor of ecological generators.

Director: Welket Bungué