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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Fradique Bastos

Angolan Berlin-based filmmaker FRADIQUE is known for his works Independência (2015) and Air Conditioner (2020). His films delve into dystopian worlds exploring themes of memory, mourning, and social justice. Air Conditioner, a MUBI Debut, premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, earning critical acclaim.

He co-founded Geração 80 and has been a vocal advocate of Global South cinema at various panels, international film festivals and universities. Fradique holds a BFA in Motion Pictures & Television from the Academy of Arts University and is a Science New Wave Member, Berlinale Talent, Realness Institute, and Film Independent fellow. He recently joined the main curating team of the Africa Film Festival Cologne and the Berlinale Panorama Advisory Committee for the 2024 edition. Currently, he’s writing and developing his new feature film, Hold Time For Me.


Kiari (2007, short), Alambamento (2010, short), Independence (2015, doc), Air Conditioner (2020), Hold Time For Me (in development)

Fradique Bastos at IFFR

  • Hold Time For Me

    A young Angolan photographer flees family mourning to embark on a surreal quest in search of a vanished Cuban biologist in an environmental crisis-rid

  • Air Conditioner

    Air conditioners mysteriously fall from buildings in the Angolan capital. Pleasantly free film with a great soundtrack.

    • Bright Future Main Programme