Official Selection - Out of Competition

The New Man (Omi Nobu)

Carlos Yuri Ceuninck
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Documentaries 2023 64 min Cape Verde, Belgium, Germany, Sudan
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A remarkable inner journey.

Quirino, 77, has lived for more than 30 years in an abandoned village, at the bottom of a deep valley, between the sea and the mountains. Feeling the effects of old age, Quirino faces the dilemma of having to leave the only place he has ever known or end his days there.

OMI NOBU explores Man’s intimate relationship with Time; the frozen time of an abandoned village confronts us with our own mortal condition. The story of Quirino is also a confrontation of tradition and modernity, of Man’s attachment to the Earth and his relationship with Nature.


This screening is free – registration mandatory

This screening is proposed as a Carte Blanche in partnership with Luxembourg Aids & Development.

The movie has been proposed by the director Abderrahmane Sissako. The screening will be followed by a panel with Abderrahmane Sissako (film director), Carlos Yuri Ceuninck (director, The New Man), Natasha Craveiro (producer, The New Man), Max Lamesch (Deputy Director Humanitarian Affairs, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs), and Fatoumata Kaba (President of the association OKRA).

Moderator: Léo Soesanto (film journalist and programmer)


  • Quirino Rodrigues
  • Maria Fortes Bia Gai
  • Maria Silva Bia Titoi


  • Carlos Yuri Ceuninck
  • César Schofield 


  • Arilson Almeida


  • David Medina


  • Henrique Silva


  • Kori Kaxoru Films
  • Néon Rouge Production
  • Black Balance
  • Autentika Films


Thursday 07 March 2024 20:00
Talent présent  •  
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : Portuguese, Kabuverdianu
Subtitles : French
Screening : Public Screening

Carlos Yuri Ceuninck

Carlos Yuri Ceuninck
Carlos Yuri Ceuninck

Carlos Yuri Ceuninck, was born in 1976 in Santo Antão, Cabo Verde. He studied Cinema at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (EICTV), Cuba, specializing in Documentary Direction. Omi Nobu (2023) his second feature documentary had its world premiere at FESPACO and was awarded L’Étalon d’or for best feature documentary. The film has been selected at São Paulo International Film Festival in New Filmmakers competition section and at IDFA in the Luminous section. He’s an alumni of the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group, EFM DocSalon Toolbox program (Berlinale) and SDI (Scottish Documentary Institute) Connecting Stories program.


  • Omi Nobu 2023
  • The Master's Plan (documentary) 2021
  • Dona Mónica (court-métrage) 2020
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