A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war was one of two documentaries that took the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
“All Is Well,” a Portuguese-language film directed by Pocas Pascoal, was deemed the best narrative film at the festival by a jury including actress Rachael Harris, actor Robert Townsend and film critic Sheri Linden.
The movie, awarded a $15,000 prize, follows two Angolan sisters as they run away from homeland strife and escape to Lisbon, where they struggle to survive on the streets. “Filmmaker Pocas Pascoal has transformed her personal story of exile from Angola into a deeply affecting drama, whose cinematic power is particularly impressive in the work of a first-time feature director,” the jury said of the film in a statement.
source – Buffolanews