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Films on the Green 2023: Nha Fala

"Nha Fala (My Voice)," by Flora Gomes / Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, France, Luxembourg / 2002 / 112mins / Comedy, Musical / Kabuverdianu and French



Fri, Jul 28

8:30 pm

Riverside Park - Pier I
500 W 70th St On the Hudson River in Riverside Park
New York, NY 10023


Presented in partnership with Films on the Green 2023.

About the Film

A lively musical comedy directed by Flora Gomes, Nha Fala is centered metaphorically around the theme of freedom. Set in Cape Verde and France, with an original score by Manu Dibango, it tells the story of Vita, a young talented singer who leaves home for Paris. Vita’s family is afflicted by an ancestral curse according to which any woman in her family who sings will die. However, once in Paris she falls in love with a young musician who eventually convinces her to sing professionally. As she achieves success throughout France, Vita gradually becomes convinced that the curse was nonsense and decides to return home to convince her mother and the rest of the villagers of her discovery.
About Flora Gomes

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