Tree of Blood
aka Po di sangui First screened in April 2016
Director: Flora Gomes. Cast: Ramiro Naka, Edna Evora, Dadu Cisse, Adama Kouyaté, Dadu Cissé, Dulcinea Bidjanque, Bia Gomes, Djuco Bodjan. Screenplay: Flora Gomes and Anita Fernández. Twitter Capsule:
Fascinating and colorful prodigal-son drama, immersed in myths and landscapes of Guinea-Bissau. Enigmatic surprises.
Folkloric aspects of the first half only become more pronounced as the film continues. Inevitably a blend of indigenous and colonial influences, from structure to language. Rare.