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Thursday . May 3 (Kinosaal/Cinema)
8 pm / 20 Uhr

A MENINA DOS OLHOS GRANDES /
GIRL WITH BIG EYES

Director: Alexis Tsafas
Narrative, Color, 84 min.
Cape Verde 2011
Portuguese with English subtitles

"A Menina Dos Olhos Grandes / Girl With Big Eyes" is based on a free adaptation of a popular fairy tale from Cape Verde. A Creole girl returns from Europe to her homeland due to the sudden death of her father. There she finds herself facing the harsh reality of an African country and the ghosts of her past: the absence of her European mother, the relationship with her stepmother, the awakening of her puberty. Her return is transformed into a journey which reveals the charm of the Creole culture of Cape Verde. Traditions, beliefs, eroticism, are products of the combination of two completely different cultures in the heart of the Atlantic, at a crossroads between Africa and Europe.

"A Menina Dos Olhos Grandes / Girl With Big Eyes" basiert auf einer freien Adaption eines populären Märchens aus Kap Verde. Ein kreolisches Mädchen kehrt aus Europa in sein Heimatland aufgrund des plötzlichen Todes seines Vaters zurück. Dort sieht sie sich mit der harten Realität eines afrikanischen Landes und den Geistern ihrer Vergangenheit konfrontiert: die Abwesenheit ihrer europäischen Mutter, die Beziehung zu ihrer Stiefmutter, der Beginn ihrer Pubertät. Ihre Rückkehr verwandelt sich in eine Reise, die den Zauber der kreolischen Kultur in Kap Verde offenbart. Traditionen, Glaube und Erotik sind Produkte aus der Mischung zweier sehr unterschiedlicher Kulturen im Herzen des Atlantik, an einer Kreuzung zwischen Afrika und Europa.

Girl with Big Eyes

Girl with Big Eyes

Girl with Big Eyes

Girl with Big Eyes

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