Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Dec 2013
First-time feature director João Viana explores music, sorcery and post-colonial angst in Guinea-Bissau in this fable-like drama, which won him Best Debut with honorable mention at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. Following the screening is a discussion with director João Viana.
Much like Tabu, The Battle of Tabato finds a Portuguese filmmaker reflecting on his nation's imperial legacy in Africa, using stylish monochrome visuals and a playful fairy tale narrative. However, unlike Tabu's director Miguel Gomes, self-produced first-timer Joao Viana tells here a contemporary story, featuring native Africans as his main protagonists.
All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated
The Battle of Tabato, dir João Viana, Guinea-Bissau/Portugal 2013, 78 mins