Cacheu CUNTUM | Experimental
Welket Bungué, Guiné-Bissau
Show the world, with pride, the difference between being dominated and being free. Apply the “wealth of the land to the land”. And love your brother as yourself. In fact, it is what justifies the flame of the Revolution.
Welket Bungué is originally from the Balanta tribe, was born in Xitole (Guinea-Bissau) on February 7th, 1988. He is a Portuguese-Guinean actor and film director based in Berlin. He holds a degree in theater from the Actors branch (ESTC / Lisbon) and a postgraduate degree in Performance (UniRio / Brazil). He is a Permanent Member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema since 2015, and a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie since 2020. Its films have been screened on several international film festivals such as Africlap (France), Zanzibar Intl. Film Fest., Afrikamera (Berlin), IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Fest. or Stockholm Dansfilmfestival. He also directed the short films ‘I Am Not Pilatus'(2019), ‘Arriaga'(2019) and ‘Bastien’(2016) in which he was distinguished with the “Best Actor Award” and “Best First Film Award” by Shortcutz Awards 2017. In 2019, he was awarded with an “Angela Award – On The Move” at the Subtitle Festival in Kilkenny (Ireland). In 2020 Welket stars Franz Biberkopf in ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ (Berlinale 2020), directed by Burhan Qurbani, which lead him to a nomination for the Silver Bear and a nomination as “Best Male Lead” at the LOLA awards of the German Film Academy (Deutscher Filmpreis).
Director (Arriaga, Bastien, I Am Not Pilatus, Buôn)
Writer (Arriaga, Bastien, I Am Not Pilatus, Buôn)
Producer (Arriaga, Bastien, I Am Not Pilatus, Buôn)