Inadelso Cossa is a highly successful Mozambican film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Maputo in 1983, Cossa has been making films since he was a teenager and is known for his unique style which combines elements of both traditional and modern cinema.
Cossa began his career in film production as an assistant director on the set of the hit Mozambican comedy series, "The Little Things". After working on this project for two years, Cossa got his big break when he was asked to direct his first feature film, "The Lost Boys of Mozambique". The film was a critical and commercial success, and Cossa's career as a director was launched.
Since then, Cossa has gone on to direct a number of award-winning films, including "The Swimming Pool" and "The Stone of Happiness". His films often explore themes of family, identity, and the struggles of everyday life in Mozambique. His latest feature film, "Cabaret", is set in the famous Maputo cabaret and tells the story of a young woman's journey of self-discovery.
In addition to directing feature films, Cossa has also directed a number of short films, documentaries, and television shows. He has also served as a jury member at a number of prestigious film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
Cossa is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation, and his work has earned him numerous accolades, including the Best Director Award at the Venice Film Festival. He is an advocate for independent film-making and has been instrumental in helping to establish the African Film Festival of Mozambique.
Inadelso Cossa is a visionary filmmaker who has used his influence to help promote African cinema and to tell stories that are often overlooked in mainstream cinema. His work has brought much-needed attention to the struggles of everyday life in Mozambique and has helped to shape a new generation of filmmakers in the country.