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When the air-conditioners in the city of Luanda, Angola mysteriously begin to fall, security guard Matacedo and Maid Zezinha embark on a mission to retrieve the boss’s air-conditioner by the end of the day.

This is a film all about buildings and the too often unseen people that work and build their lives in them, and takes place in one of Mutamba’s avenues at the heart of Luanda.

Filmed mostly using the natural light of Luanda during its coldest and grayest season, Cacimbo, the film privileges the characters and the context over the traditional narrative. The long sequence shots make us delve into the routine and inner world of Matacedo, without relinquishing our reality’s preciousness of detail.

Every corner of the building wants to be contemplated and heard.The sonic chaos that characterize the city and Matacedo’s semi-deafness act as the story’s thread. The film unveils a city with its back turned to its inhabitants, the very same ones who keep it alive through their daily, invisible work, the stubborn concoction of a day-to-day life that defies confinement, abandonment and oblivion.

This film is one of many reflections on the city of Luanda, object of unplanned urban sprawl, and the result of a civil war that lasted nearly three decades that led a forced exodus into the capital.

Air Conditioner comes from the urge of making more fiction cinema in Angola. It’s a film which has been written, produced, filmed, and edited entirely in Angola. It reasserts Geração 80’s commitment to author-independent cinema and serves as a reminder that cinema in Angola is alive – it has to be seen, it has to be debated, it has to be supported.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

  • Seating Accessibility Information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • Information about screenings with subtitles

    Subtitled screenings offer captions which transcribe dialogue only. Subtitled screenings attempt to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an understanding of the spoken dialogue within the film, but do not include description about other aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects.