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My Voice

My Voice

A Feature film by Flora Gomes

Produced by Les Films de Mai

Release in France : 16/07/2003

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Les Films de Mai

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma

Foreign production company :

Samsa Film

French distribution :

Pierre Grise Distribution


In Cape Verde, song is fundamental to life. Marriages, burials, get-togethers, break-ups, elections and inaugurations are all accompanied by song. Only young Vita doesn’t have the right to sing. In her family, an ancestral legend promises death to any girl that tries. Before leaving for France to continue her studies, she reiterates her promise to her mother. No song will ever pass her lips.
In Paris, Vita meets a young muscian, Pierre, and falls in love with him. Exhilirated, she lets herself go and hums a few notes. She has a magnificent voice.
Enthralled, Pierre convinces her to record a disc. But Vita is terrified because she has defied the curse. She decides to return home, confess all to her mother and bear the yoke of tradition.
With Pierre’s help, Vita organizes a lavish party in which she stages her own funeral and resurrection, thus showing her family, friends and people, that anything is possible for whoever has the courage to dare.

Photos (2)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Serge Zeitoun

Director of Photography :

Edgar Moura

Press Attaché (film) :

Florence Bory

Continuity supervisor :

Anna Silva

Music Composer :

Manu Dibango

Costume designers :

Rosario Moreira, Virginia Vogwill

Screenwriters :

Flora Gomes, Frank Moisnard

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Donnadieu

Editor :

Dominique Pâris

Production Designer :

Véronique Sacrez

Casting :

Fabienne Bichet

Sound Mixer :

Philippe Baudhuin

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Portuguese, French

Coproducer countries :

France, Portugal, Luxembourg

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Nationality :

Minority French (France, Portugal, Luxembourg)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Venice International Film Festival  - 2002

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2002)


Official Competition

Cannes Film Market - 2002

Cannes Film Market (France, 2002)