O Ilhéu de Contenda - The Island of Contenta
Cape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of “mulattos” begins to emerge, with a trade-based financial power that threatens the landlords. A new identity arises, a mix of old and new, of African and Portuguese culture, sensual and dynamic. The songs of Cesária Évora follow this inevitable transformation.
From the novel by Henrique Teixeira de Sousa.
Festivals & prix
FESPACO - Best Music Award; Ourense Film Festival - First Prize
Cape Verdean Film Fest