Yvone Kane hitting Portuguese screens from tomorrow
by Vitor Pinto
- The new film by Margarida Cardoso is the first Portuguese production to be released in 2015
Tomorrow, Yvone Kane [+see also:
film profile] by Margarida Cardoso will reach seven movie theatres, courtesy of distributor Midas Filmes. What has turned out to be the first Portuguese film to get commercial distribution in 2015 was presented for the first time in summer last year at a special screening at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation, in Lisbon, before going on to compete at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. However, it was at the Portuguese-Brazilian Film Festival in Santa Maria da Feira last December where the movie succeeded in piquing the interest of the national media, thanks to the Best Actress Award won by Beatriz Batarda.
Written by the director herself, the film is set against the backdrop of the story of Yvone Kane, a former guerrilla and political activist in an unspecified African country, where a mother (Irene Ravache) crosses paths with her daughter (Batarda); each is struggling – in her own way, and for a different set of reasons – with spectres of death.
Capitalising on the fact that this Portuguese-Brazilian co-production, which was partly shot in Mozambique, marks a new collaboration between Margarida Cardoso and Beatriz Batarda, Midas Filmes is also taking the opportunity to reissue the DVD of The Murmuring Coast, the amazing adaptation of the novel by Lídia Jorge; this was the production in which the filmmaker first crossed paths with the actress.
Click here to read the review of Yvone Kane, which was published in the context of the most recent Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
(Translated from Spanish)