- Original title
- Running time
- 110 min.
Flora Gomes, Franck Moisnard
José Carlos Imbombo,
Co-production Portugal-France-Luxembourg; Fado Filmes / Les Films de Mai / Samsa Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- It has always been a firm conviction of the family that any woman who sings, will die. Now, while a girl is in France she becomes an international star. She realises that sooner rather than later her mother in Africa will learn that she sings. To solve this dilemma she goes back to her native village and arranges her own funeral, albeit with instantaneous rebirth. She is lying in the coffin while all invited guest form a queue and pass the coffin one by one. When she needs go to the toilet a boy will take her place. And then one of the guests says: How different she looks after having died. Is this an allusion to Bergman's movie "Now About These Women"?
: Venice Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Lion. Laterna Magica Prize
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