The Daughters of Fire [short film] As filhas do fogo
A triptych of sisters sing about their suffering after the eruption of a volcano in Cape Verde. Separated from each other and surrounded by darkness and fire, their voices overlap as we hear their moving words of pain and resistance: “There will come a time when we’ll know why we suffer, and the mystery will end.” The musical ends with silence and archival footage of Cape Verdean people and landscapes after a volcanic eruption in 1951.
Directed by Pedro Costa, The Daughters of Fire represents a radical step forward in form and ambition for the singular Portuguese maestro.
This short film screens along with in water.
- Marta Mateus
- Vitor Carvalho
- Leonardo Simões
- Elizabeth Pinard, Alice Costa, Karyna Gomes
- Marcos Magalhães
- Clarão Companhia