The (too brief) life, the (ardent) loves and the (too early) death of Maria Severa Onofirana (1820-1846), better known as "A Severa", a beautiful gypsy who, besides being a prostitute, sang in the taverns of the Mouraria area in Lisbon, and is said to have created the "Fado" style.
O mais portugues dos filmes portugueses.
Did You Know?
The film premiered in the São Luiz Theater and it was so successful that it ran for six months and attracted 200,000 spectators. See more
A silent version was released in 1932. See more