DJON AFRICA DVD

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Disclaimer; I received this movie for free in exchange for my review and my honest opinion, I have not been compensated in any way.

 

This is a delightful movie with great acting and awesome music, I love this one. AN AMIABLE PORTUGUESE SLACKER TAKES A ONE-WAY TRIP, TO CAPE VERDE TO DISCOVER HIS ROOTS IN AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY, BRIMMING WITH COLORFUL CHARACTERS, STUNNING , SCENERY AND GROGUE-FUELED ENCOUNTERS.

Check out the DJON AFRICA Trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpdWpXEpVe8&feature=youtu.be

Miguel (Miguel Moreira) — a.k.a. Djon África — a likeable aspiring musician with a knack for smooth talk, is coasting listlessly through a life of construction work, petty shoplifting and womanizing in Portugal. After coming into a little money, he impulsively decides to find his roots on the islands of Cape Verde, off Africa’s northwest coast, in search of his father. Though he identifies as African, he’s never visited – all he knows is what his grandmother has told him: that, long ago, his father was deported to Cape Verde.

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Once in the capital, Praia, however, Miguel hits a dead end when he learns the aunt he was hoping would help him has been dead for a year. With vague information about some relatives who live in another town, he sets off across the island. But soon, the locals and their ways –especially the consumption of grogue, a powerful rum-based liquor — weaken his resolve, and he begins to give himself over to the island’s rhythms, immersing himself in a deeply pleasurable African odyssey brimming with colorful characters, boozy encounters and some requisite soul-searching.

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A festival favorite around the world, DJON ÁFRICA earned accolades from audiences and critics alike. Neil Young of The Hollywood Reporter said, “Cinema will seemingly never run out of stories in which sons go in search of their missing/lost fathers, but if the results were always as charming as Joao Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis’ ambling picaresque Djon África, few audiences would complain.” Wendy Ide of Screen Daily writes, “Like its central character, the film has a leisurely, slightly woozy appeal… It’s not hard to see why, having already made a film about Moreira, Reis and Miller Guerra decided to work with him again. With his amiable demeanour and his dreads cantilevering at crazy angles, he’s a striking and likeable presence. His laugh – booming, generous, infectious – crashes through the film like a wave breaking on one of the islands’ beaches… The warmth in his encounters with the people of Cape Verde is wholly persuasive.” And, Joe Blessing of The Playlist says, “Through the expressive performance of Miguel Moreira and the keen eye of the directors, Djon África is a terrific evocation of a character and of a place through his perspective.  Reis and Guerra bring to life the beauty, people, textures, and (stunningly shot) landscapes of Cape Verde as well as the difficulty of finding home.” Purchase DJON AFRICA DVD at Amazon for $17.99
PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Type:  DVD/Digital (Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google)
Running Time: 95 minutes
Genre: World Cinema/Drama
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Audio: Stereo
Language: Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese with English Subtitles
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