A young woman lives in a psychiatric facility in Mozambique. She misses her son. The personnel there lie to her, claiming that her son is not around when he’s really waiting for her. The woman refuses to believe them and won’t be deterred, escaping the clinic at the next opportunity. Symbolic actions mark her search. João Viana’s cinema is characterised by a very idiosyncratic visual style – unconcerned with a naturalistic representation of reality, he treats the screen as a stage.
The long fiction feature Our Madness by director João Viana is being shown in Berlinale Forum – analogous to 2013, when he presented Tabatô at Berlinale Shorts and A Batalha De Tabatô at Forum.
Maike Mia Höhne
France / Portugal / Mozambique / Guinea-Bissau / Qatar 2018
13 min · Black/White & Colour
Ernania Rainha (Lucy)Hanic Corio (Junge)
Born in Huambo, Angola in 1966, he first studied law and then film. He works as a director, screenwriter, producer and sound technician.Filmography
2004 A Piscina (The Swimming Pool); 15 min., co-directed by Iana Viana 2009 Alfama; 15 min. 2013 A batalha de Tabatô (The Battle of Tabatô); 80 min., Forum 2013 · Tabatô; 13 min., Berlinale Shorts 2018 Our Madness · Madness; Berlinale Shorts
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