The Gaze of the Stars

Director: Joao Ribeiro
Country: Mozambique
Year: 1997
Running Time: 26 min
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles


No one in town has ever seen Julia, the rumored to be exceptional beauty, married to a wildly abusive man named Saide. Supposedly it’s because Saide beats her so much that she’s so hideously damaged, that she doesn’t want to leave the house. However, Betihno, a young boy living with his tavern owning uncle, is curious and tries to discover the truth behind Julia and her relationship with his uncle and her husband, Saide.