In the colonial era, the Grand Hotel in the city of Beira was the largest in Mozambique: 350 rooms, luxurious suites, Olympic-sized swimming pool…
Nowadays the building is in ruins, with no electricity or running water, and is inhabited by 3500 people. Some have been living there for twenty years. The rooms, foyers, corridors, service areas, even the fridges and bathrooms of the hotel serve as home. But there’s no trace of sadness or self-pity in this luminous documentary.

Original Title Night Lodgers
German Title Night Lodgers
French Title Night Lodgers
Other Titles Hóspedes da Noite
Directed by Licínio Azevedo
Country Mozambique
Available Formats DVD
Screenplay Licínio Azevedo
Production Ebano Multimédia
Runtime 53 Min.
Language Portugiesisch, Macua, Sena
Actors
Dokumentarfilm
documentary
documentaire
Awards

Gold Fipa Biarritz Film Festival;
Best Documentary in Brussels Africa Taille XL;
Closing film of Input Festival, Johannesburg
Festivals
Amakula Kampala International - Uganda;
African Perspectives - Delft;
Festival do Rio - Brazil

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