Cesária Évora

Ana Sofia Fonseca
2022 - Documentary - 94 min

International cinema

Cesária Évora


Ana Sofia Fonseca’s documentary about legendary Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora reveals the complex woman behind the rich, deeply resonant voice that catapulted her to international fame at the age of 50. Using found archival film, historical photographs, old recordings, and concert footage, the film captures Évora’s incredible rise and does not turn away from her troubled childhood, decades of poverty, her struggles with drinking, and years-long bouts of depression. Instead, it presents these challenges with tenderness and care.


Official Selection — SXSW 2022


Co-presented with POP Montreal.

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