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.