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.
|Original Title||O Ilhéu de Contenda - The Island of Contenta|
|German Title||The Island of Contenta|
|French Title||The Island of Contenta|
|Other Titles||The Island of Contenta|
|Directed by||Leão Lopes|
|Production||Vermédia, RTP, MBSA, Saga Film, Instituto Cabo-verdiano de Cinema|
FESPACO - Best Music Award; Ourense Film Festival - First Prize
Cape Verdean Film Fest
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