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Cesária Évora

Cinéma Moderne







Cesária Évora
Ana Sofia Fonseca | Portugal, 2022 | 94 min
OCT 1, 1:15 PM, Cinéma Moderne

There are late bloomers and then there’s the Barefoot Diva, Cesária Évora. The Cape Verdean singer improbably escaped total poverty and obscurity at the ripe showbiz age of 50, when her undeniable talent and distinctive brand of morna—Cabo Verde’s traditional genre of music and dance—took the world by storm. Drawing on limited but staggeringly intimate archival footage of Évora on and off-stage, director Ana Sofia Fonseca re-introduces us to a complicated, troubled, endlessly giving artist.