A feature documentary about the extraordinary life and music of one of the world's great divas, "The Art of Amália" is by far the most comprehensive visual archive ever assembled about the legendary Fado singer, Amália Rodrigues.
Constructed with footage ranging from 1920 to 1999, the film includes live clips from Amália's worldwide concerts, television appearances, scenes from movies, backstage moments and a revealing interview with Amália herself.
90 minutes. 35mm/Stereo. 1999
Directed by Bruno de Almeida
Written by Bruno de Almeida, Frank Coelho, Vítor Pavão dos Santos
Produced by Manuel Falcão
Director of Photography Mustapha Barat
Editing João Asensio
Narrated by John Ventimiglia (English version)
Joaquim de Almeida (Portuguese version)
Maria de Medeiros (French version)
Introduction by David Byrne
Produced by Arco Films
in association with Valentim de Carvalho Televisão