Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret
Directed by João Ribeiro
Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal
2020, 94 min
In a small coastal African village, Jaki lives in a house full of cousins ruled with an iron fist by grandmother Agnette and haunted by the mysterious figure of Grandmother Catarina. The life of the neighbourhood revolves around the construction of a Mausoleum for a deceased President that threatens to demolish the local residents’ houses. “Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret” is an adaptation of Ondjaki’s novel.