Directed by: Flora Gomes

Cast: Fatou N'diaye, Ângelo Torres, Jean-Christophe Dolle, François Hadji-Lazaro

Screenplay: Flora Gomes, Franck Moisnard

2002 | Portugal, France, Luxembourg, Guinea Bissau


In Cabo Verde, singing and dancing is at the heart of social life, but young Vita is forbidden to sing due to an ancestral family curse. During her time in Paris, she meets Pierre, a musician who uncovers her beautiful voice and persuades her to record a song. Terrified of the consequences, Vita returns home to confront her fears and face tradition.

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Subtitles available: English | French

Topics: Hope | Music | Rêves | tradition