Original Title: Udju Azul Di Yonta
Guinea-Bissau, 1992
color 93'   Feature Film - African
 
 

In the heart of Bissau, the beautiful Yonta only has blue eyes for Zé, who loves her in secret and sends her love letters. Meanwhile, Yonta is in love with Vicente, a hero of the independence war who now sells fish. This sentimental confusion is set against the background of an ideological disillusion after the heroic times of the independence.

Language: Creoule

Cast
Maysa Marta, António Simão Mendes, Mohamed Lamine Seidi, Bia Gomes

Director: Flora Gomes

Production Company: Vermedia; Arco-Íris, RTP

Awards
Silver Alexander - Thessalonica, Best Actress (Maysa Marta) - Ouagadougou Film Festival, Prize of the Public - Wurzburg Festival
Festivals
Cannes, London, Chicago, Dublin, Goteborg, Salonica, Belfort, Rotterdam, Cairo, Viennale

Versions: Subtitled in English, French and Portuguese

Availability: Please contact TRIGON FILM - Walter Ruggle [info@trigon-film.org] - www.trigon-film.org

 
   
Flora Gomes (1949-, Guinea-Bissau)
Born in Cadigue (Guinea-Bissau), Flora Gomes studied cinema at the Cuban Institute of Arts (ICAIC) and in Senegal with Paulin Soumanou Vieyra. After working for two years as a reporter for the news, he entered the Ministry of Information. As camera operator, director of photography and director, he co-directed two shorts at the end of the seventies. Since 1987, he has directed five feature films and a documentary.

Filmography
As duas faces da guerra 2007
Nha fala 2002
Po di sangui 1996
A mascara 1993
Os olhos azuis de yonta 1991
Mortu Nega 1987
Anos no oça lura 1978
A reconstrução 1976
 
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