Our lady of the Chinese shop


When a Chinese merchant brings to a neighbourhood of Luanda a peculiar holy plastic figure of Our Lady, a mourning mother will seek peace, a committed barber starts a new cult and a stray kid will look for revenge for his lost friend. This delicate urban tale will reveal a family and city facade full of resentment, greed and torment.


Ery Claver is one of the most versatile filmmakers in Angola. He began his career as a cameraman, working on numerous television programs and documentaries. As a director, he has signed several short films, most notably Lucy in the Sky with Traffic Lights (2018) in and Enóquio que não tinha coração (2020). Ery has had his work screened at several international festivals. In 2019, Ery went on to co-write and do the direction of photography of the award winning Angolan film Air Conditioner, directed by Fradique.