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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


    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.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films de Mai

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    France tv distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Samsa Film

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

    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)