Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1978
Déesse noire (La) | Black Goddess (A deusa negra)
Titre original : A denza negra
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Durée : 150 minutes
Genre : historique
Type : fiction

Français

Une histoire d’amour qui s’étend sur deux siècles.

Sur le lit de mort de son père, le jeune Nigérian Babatunde promet d’aller au Brésil, à la recherche de ses ancêtres déportés comme esclaves, deux siècles avant. Commençant par une cérémonie de Candomblé, son voyage l’emmène dans une plongée profonde dans une autre culture et l’amène à comprendre les souffrances de ses ancêtres ainsi que les pouvoirs de résistance.

Un film de Ola BALOGUN

Nigeria / Brésil, 1978, Fiction, 2h30 [1h36], Historique, version originale portugais sous-titrée en anglais, 35 mm, couleur

avec Jorge Coutinho, Sonia Santos, Zozimo Bulbul, Léa Garcia, Roberto Pirillo, Milton Villar, Antonio Pitanga

Réalisateur : Ola Balogun
Scénariste : Ola Balogun
Images : Edison Batista
Montage : Philippe Gosselet
Musique : Remi Kabaka

Prod : Afrocult Foundation (Nigeria) / Jece Valadao (Brésil) / Embrafilms (Brésil)

Distribution (Brésil, sortie 1979) : Magnus Films

Film conservé à La Cinémathèque française, Paris, depuis 2014 (déposé par l’épouse du cinéaste, Françoise Balogun).


2017 | Ola Balogun – Pioneer of Nigerian cinema | 13-19 janvier 2017 | BERLIN, Allemagne
* Retrospective, au cinéma Arsenal
* Projection / Screening: January 14, 6pm
www.facebook.com/events/225148064609761/

2015 | THE MAGIC OF NIGERIA – RETROSPEKTIVE OLA BALOGUN, Frankfurt, Allemagne – Freitag, 31. Juli und Samstag, 1. August 2015 –
* Selection
www.filmkollektiv-frankfurt.de/archiv/retrospektive-ola-balogun

1980 | New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in April 1980.
* Special screening – « New Films, New Director’s » programme

1979 | 1er Festival des 3 Continents | NANTES, France |
* Sélection Officielle
Jury : Anna Karina (actrice, France), Melvin Van Peebles (réalisateur, USA), Claude Picasso (Photographe, France), Richard Roud (directeur Festival de New-York, USA), Stephane Tchegaljief (producteur, France)
www.3continents.com

1978 | Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunisie
* Prix de l’OCIC (Office Catholique International du Cinéma) du Meilleur Film

English

« Black Goddess » is a love story that spans two centuries.

In 18th century Yorubaland in Nigeria, Prince Oluyole is taken prisoner in the course of internecine warfare fanned by overseas slave traders. He is sold into slavery in Brazil.

Flash forward to the 1970’s in Lagos, capital of Nigeria : A dying man bequeaths a sacred carving of Yemoja to his son Babatunde, to whom he entrusts the task of travelling to Brazil to retrieve the duplicate of the carving. The carving that Babatunde is to seek out is supposedly held in trust by members of a branch of their family who remained behind in Brazil when Babatunde’s forefathers returned to Nigeria after slavery was abolished in Brazil at the end of the nineteenth century.

In Brazil, Babatunde meets unexpected assistance in his quest from a young female devotee of the cult of Yemoja, who falls into a trance in his presence during a religious ceremony in one of modern Brazil’s African religious temples known as candomblé.

At Yemoja’s prompting, the young woman undertakes to guide Babatunde to a deserted village in a remote part of Brazil, where they encounter the same mysterious woman to whom Prince Oluyole owed his survival two centuries earlier.

As the interaction between Yemoja, Babatunde and his guide deepens, the adventure evolves into a fresh blossoming of the tragic love affair between Prince Oluyole and Amanda which was cut short by her premature death two centuries earlier…

At his father’s deathbed, the young Nigerian Babatunde promises to go to Brazil and search for traces of their once-enslaved ancestors. Beginning with a Candomblé ritual, his journey takes him ever deeper into an alien culture and, in a dream-like sequence, affords him a deeper understanding of his ancestors’ suffering and powers of resistance. Balogun effortlessly links present with past, real with magical worlds and discourse with trance. The hypnotic atmosphere is also heightened by the music of the Nigerian drummer Remi Kabaka, which plays with repetitive patterns and distortions. The film is shown in a copy with Japanese side-titles (!) and English subtitles.

A film by Ola BALOGUN

Nigeria / Brazil – 1978, Fiction, 2hr30 [1hr36], History / Drama, OV Portuguese with English Subs, 35 mm, color

starring Jorge Coutinho, Sonia Santos, Zozimo Bulbul, Léa Garcia, Roberto Pirillo, Milton Villar, Antonio Pitanga



Written and directed by Ola Balogun
Musique : Remi Kabaka

Shot on location in Brazil and Nigeria in 1977-78

– See more at: http://www.kartelcreative.com/news/black-goddess-film-trailer#sthash.1nW4UaRc.dpuf

– See more at: http://www.kartelcreative.com/news/black-goddess-film-trailer#sthash.1nW4UaRc.dpuf


2017 | Ola Balogun – Pioneer of Nigerian cinema | 13-19 janvier 2017 | BERLIN, Germany
* Retrospective, at Kino Arsenal
* Projection / Screening: January 14, 6pm
www.facebook.com/events/225148064609761/

2015 | THE MAGIC OF NIGERIA – RETROSPEKTIVE OLA BALOGUN, Frankfurt, Germany – Freitag, 31. Juli und Samstag, 1. August 2015 –
* Selection
www.filmkollektiv-frankfurt.de/archiv/retrospektive-ola-balogun

1980 | New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in April 1980.
* Special screening – « New Films, New Director’s » programme

1979 | 1er Festival des 3 Continents | NANTES, France | www.3continents.com
* Official Selection

1978 | Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
* won: the International Catholic Film Office prize for best motion picture

Source: www.kartelcreative.com/news/black-goddess-film-trailer

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DE

Ein Mann aus Nigeria sucht in Brasilien nach den Spuren seiner verschleppten Vorfahren und wird dort, durch Hingabe und Trance, Teil des Mythos. Remi Kabaka schrieb den hypnotisierenden Soundtrack.

Ein film von Ola BALOGUN

Brasilien/Nigeria, 1978, Spielfilm, 95′, port. OF mit engl. UT, 35mm

Darsteller: Jorge Coutinho, Sonia Santos, Zozimo Bulbul, Léa Garcia, Roberto Pirillo, Milton Villar, Antonio Pitanga

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PT
Conta a história de um africano, Babatunde, que busca no Brasil seus parentes e revive, pelos caminhos mágicos do candomblé, o percurso de seu ancestral escravo, Oluyole.

Direção: Ola Balogun

Nigéria/Brasil, 1978

com Jorge Coutinho, Sonia Santos, Zozimo Bulbul, Léa Garcia, Roberto Pirillo, Milton Villar, Antonio Pitanga

Duração: 96min
Censura: 12 anos

Diretor: Ola Balogun
Músico: Remi Kababa
Fotógrafa: Thereza Jessouron

Local: Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 1978

Companhia Produtora:
Afrocult Foundation (Nigeria) / Jece Valadao (Brasil) / Embrafilms (Brasil)

Dist (Brasil, 1979):
Magnus Films

Source:
https://chicodub.wordpress.com/tag/a-deusa-negra/

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