Director

Flora Gomes

Guinea-Bissau – 4 Films in collection

Born in Cadigue (Guinea-Bissau), Flora Gomes studied cinema at the Cuban Institute of Arts (ICAIC) and in Senegal with Paulin Soumanou Vieyra. After working for two years as a reporter for the news, he entered the Ministry of Information. As camera operator, director of photography and director, he co-directed two shorts at the end of the seventies. Since 1987, he has directed five feature films and a documentary.

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Filmography

As duas faces da guerra 2007
Nha fala 2002
Po di sangui 1996
A mascara 1993
Os olhos azuis de yonta 1991
Mortu Nega 1987
Anos no oça lura 1978
A reconstrução 1976

Nha Fala (Flyer)

Nha Fala

2002
Po di sangui (Flyer)

Po di sangui

1996

This film, in the style of an African folk tale, is set in the forest village of Amanha Lundju, a place where the birth of children is celebrated by the planting of a tree. The trees are considered spiritual twins. But for every tree planted, the rapacious state destroys many more for firewood and lumber. The tale begins as the wanderer Dou returns to the village. He discovers that Hami, his twin brother just died for no apparent reason. According to the tradition Dou takes on his late brother's wife and children, something that displeases Saly, his betrothed. More

Les yeux bleus de Yonta - Udju azul di Yonta (Flyer)
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Mortu Nega (Flyer)

Mortu Nega

1988

The story of a woman who searches through the country for her husband, a resistant, while the war for independence is raging. She finds him at last and saves his life. When peace finally arrives, they have to learn how to be together again and start living in a destroyed land. More

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