16 Abr Alentejo, Alentejo
Fri 15 May, 6:05pm at Filmhouse
Sérge Tréffaut – Portugal 2014 – 96m
Portuguese with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere
Best Portuguese Film at Indie Lisboa 2014!
In Alentejo, Portugal, dozens of amateur polyphonic choirs gather regularly to sing traditional songs and new lyrics about present times. This is Cante. Born in the taverns and in the fields, sung by miners and peasants, Cante was transmitted from generation to generation until the recent recognition by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This film is a journey into present-day Portugal, discovering Cante and the lives of the performers who seem to express the deep voice of the Earth.