The Info List - Nha Fala

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Nha Fala, English title: My Voice is a 2002 Cape Verdean-Portuguese-French-Luxembourgish sports film directed by Bissau Guinean director Flora Gomes. The movie stars Fatou N'Diaye (sometimes as Ndiaye), Ángelo Torres, Jean-Christophe Dollé and Bia Gomes.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 Release 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading

8.1 Magazine issues

9 External links

Plot[edit] Before Vita leaves Cape Verde
Cape Verde
to study in Europe, her mother takes here and promises not to sing. It was a curse on her family. Vita headed to Paris
and met Pierre. Her music recognized her as a stint and persuades her to become a singer. She felt freely as a singer. Vita then records an album which became a success. Vita fears that her mother might learn that her activity as a singer, but she decides to return to her mother to make the curse.[1][2] Cast[edit]

Fatou N'Diaye - Vita Ângelo Torres - Yano Jean-Christophe Dollé - Pierre Bia Gomes - Vita's mother Jorge Biague -Mito José Carlos Imbombo -Caminho François Hadji-Lazaro
François Hadji-Lazaro
- Bjorn Danielle Evenou - mother of Pierre Bonnafet Tarbouriech - father of Pierre Maica Baio

Production[edit] The film was shot in Mindelo, one of the country's two cultural city and in Paris, the music were written and produced by Manu Dibango. It was produced by Fado Filmes, a Portuguese company, alongside les Films de Mai based in France
and Samsa Film based in Luxembourg. Fatou N'Diaye, born in Senegal in 1980 learned the Cape Verdean Creole.[3] Reception[edit] This musical comedy, which accompanies dancing like and its influences, the cheerful and dramatic narrative with African family traditions, with the emancipation of women and the exclusion of foreigners in Europe.[4] The title Nha Fala (Portuguese: A minha fala, feminine of A minha voz which means "my voice") also stands for the desire to express his innermost heart, unadulterated and free. The movie was seen in several movie festivals including the 2002 Venice Film Festival where it was awarded, the African Film Festival of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, the Amiens Film Festival in the north of France.[5], the 3 Continents Festival in Nantes, France, the 2002 Carthage Film Festival
Carthage Film Festival
in Tunisia and the 2003 28th Annual Göteborg (Gothenburg) Film Festival in Sweden. In Brazil, they were seen at the 31st Bahía International Film Festival held in 2004 and the 2007 Itu Film Festival. In 2008, it was seen at the 2008 Göteborg (Gothenburg) Film Festival. Release[edit] The film was released on 25 May 2003 in Portugal, later it was released in France
on 16 June 2003, Guinea-Bissau on 6 March 2004 and later in Cape Verde. My Voice was later released on DVD in 2013.[6] See also[edit]

Cinema of Cape Verde List of Portuguese films of the 2000s List of French films of 2002 List of Luxembourgian films


^ "Film Entry of Nha Fala" (in Portuguese). SAPO Cinema. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.  ^ "Deutschsprachige Seite des Films" [German language site of movies]. Trigon Film. Retrieved 14 October 2013.  ^ Bonus Material in the Portuguese DVD edition, new age 2003 ^ A.Murtinheira/I.Metzeltin: Geschichte des portugiesischen Kinos. (History of Portuguese Cinema), 1 Volume, Praesens Verlag, Vienna 2010, p. 147 ISBN 978-3-7069-0590-9 ^ "Nha Fala". IMDb. Retrieved 14 October 2013.  ^ "Nha Fala-Meine Stimme". Trigon Film. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

Nha Fala in Lisbon

Magazine issues[edit]

Revista Cinélive no. 70, p. 62 Studio Magazine no. 191, p. 32 Revista Première no. 317, p. 39

External links[edit]

My Voice on IMDb Official Portuguese trailer on YouTube
(in Portuguese) French movie clips on YouTube
(in French) Nha Fala at C.E,M. (interview with Flora Gomes) Nha Fala – shown in Bissau (6 March 2004 – Bissau Media and Publications Agensy (Agência Bissau Media e Publicações