Cesária Évora

Cesária Évora

25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

World-renowned performer Cesária Évora in a new and intimate documentary. With previously unseen footage and insights into the singer’s life, the film follows the struggles and success of the Barefoot Diva. Her voice took her from poverty to stardom, but her only dream was to be free. Hailing from the African nation of Cape Verde, and gifted with an indisputable talent, singer-songwriter Cesária Évora rose to global fame later in life. Peppered with colorful anecdotes of this generous, down-to-earth, fiercely independent “Barefoot Diva,” this charming documentary follows “Cize” at home on her native island of São Vicente, backstage with beloved family and friends, and on tour wowing her fans across the globe with her rich and unmistakable voice. – Karen McMullen

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Ana Sofia Fonseca
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Editing: Claúdia Rita Oliveira
Sound: David Medina, Billyboom
Production: Carrossel Producoes
Producers: Ana Sofia Fonseca, Irina Calado
Executive producer: Ana Sofia Fonseca
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Portugal
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 94'
Contact: Cinephil

Ana Sofia Fonseca


2018 Setembro a vida inteira
2022 Cesária Évora