Kino Lorber is proud to introduce the North American Premiere of Carlos Conceição’s latest film, TOMMY GUNS, at the New Directors/New Films on April 8. This ambitious and exquisitely crafted genre-fluid fantasia is a must-see for film enthusiasts.
TOMMY GUNS is set in Angola, one year before the country’s independence from Portuguese rule. Wealthy colonists are fleeing the country, while the Angolan revolutionaries are claiming back their land. The story revolves around a tribal girl who finds herself in love and danger with a Portuguese soldier. Another group of soldiers follows the brutal orders of their commander to serve their country.
But TOMMY GUNS is no ordinary war film. Conceição’s film playfully swerves from art house drama to zombie flick to escape thriller, keeping the audience at the edge of their seats. The movie is an audacious and enigmatic puzzle that embraces the symbolic power of genre filmmaking.
TOMMY GUNS won the Best European Film and the Youth Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival. It has elicited comparisons to the works of Claire Denis, Miguel Gomes, and M. Night Shyamalan. The movie announces Carlos Conceição as a bold and exciting new voice in Portuguese and Angolan filmmaking.
Starting April 12, TOMMY GUNS will open theatrically at BAM in NY, followed by Laemmle Theaters in LA on April 21, and a national expansion.
Don’t miss out on the chance to see this mesmerizing film on the big screen.