Ico Costa / 13’ / 2021 / Portugal

Direction: Ico Costa

Production: Ico Costa

Editing: Raúl Domingues, Ico Costa

Cinematography: Ico Costa, Ana Mariz

Sound: Raúl Domingues, Ico Costa, Marcelo Tavares

Timkat is a celebration to commemorate the baptism of Christ in the river Jordan in order to save all mankind. The ones who are not baptized every year will not be able to reach the kingdom of heaven.

ICO COSTA was born in Lisbon in 1983. He studied at the Portuguese National Film School, in Lisbon, at the Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires and at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, in Tourcoing, France. He directed the short films Libhaketi (2012), Four Hours Barefoot (2012), Current (2013), Antero (2014) and Nyo Vweta Nafta (2017), the documentary Uproar, Eclipse (2017) and fiction feature film Alva (2019). His work was shown at several film festivals, such as the Critics’ Week of Cannes, Rotterdam, Rome, Cinéma du Réel, New Directors/New Films, Oberhausen, Jihlava, Vila do Conde, IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, among many others.