In Another Day of Life, the Portuguese word “confusao” is used to describe the anarchy and chaos of the conflict zones through which its hero/journalist moves. Featuring 60 minutes of animated feature, 20 minutes of interviews, live action and footage, and 80-plus minutes of hagiography of that journo, Ryszard Kapuscinski, this […] adaptation of Kapuscinski’s same-title account of his involvement in the Angolan conflict could also have ended up being very “confusao.” But instead it cannily draws its various strands together into a visually striking piece of rare immediacy and power, one [with a] refreshingly unsimplified, pragmatic message – that wars, though terrible, may sometimes be necessary.
Kapuscinski [voiced by Kerry Shale], who died in 2007, has a claim to be one of the great writers on international conflicts and their human victims, and Another Day of Life is determined to consolidate his legacy. We first meet him in the convincingly rendered, war-torn Angolan capital of Luanda in 1975 following the collapse of the Portuguese regime […]. Against everyone’s advice, he’s determined to travel to the front line in the south, where he seeks a meeting with the legendary rebel leader Farrusco (Youssef Kerkour).
Visually, the film is rarely less than spectacular, using 3D CGI techniques to create multi-layered, persuasively fluid and crisply detailed motion capture-based imagery.
Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter