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.
6 See also
8 Further reading
8.1 Magazine issues
9 External links
Before Vita leaves
Cape Verde to study in Europe, her mother takes
here and promises not to sing. It was a curse on her family. Vita
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.
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 - Bjorn
Danielle Evenou - mother of Pierre
Bonnafet Tarbouriech - father of Pierre
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.
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. 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., 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)
The film was released on 25 May 2003 in Portugal, later it was
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.
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
Nha Fala in Lisbon
Revista Cinélive no. 70, p. 62
Studio Magazine no. 191, p. 32
Revista Première no. 317, p. 39
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