The Island of Contenda

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The Island of Contenda

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The Island of Contenda

Release Date: January 01, 1996

Year    :   1996
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Instituto Português da Arte Cinematográfica e Audiovisual, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto Caboverdiano de Cinema
Director    :   Leão Lopes
Producers    :   Paulo De Sousa
Writers    :   José Fanha, Leão Lopes, Henrique Teixeira de Sousa
RunTime    :   110 mins.

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.

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