Ilhéu de Contenda (1996)

Contenda Island

Historical / 1h50m / Feature / Fiction

Synopsis

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

Directed by Leão Lopes

Info

Languages
Portuguese
English Subtitles
Location
Cape Verde
Produced
Belgium, Cape Verde, France, Portugal
Ilhéu de Contenda

Distribution

E: meia-instituto.info
E: m_eia@gmail.com
E: leaolopes@cvtelecom.cv