9 NOV 18.30
MOZAMBIQUE, GUINEA-BISSAU, KATAR, PORTUGAL, FRANCE 2018 I DCP I OME I 90 MIN
The central location of OUR MADNESS is a psychiatric clinic in Maputo. From here, the patient, Ernania, sets out to rejoin her son and husband. Shot in black and white, Viana has created an intoxicating cinematic reflection on the nature of the delusion, the mysticism and impact of colonial history in modern-day Mozambique, which lingers on for a long time.
JOÃO VIANA was born in 1966 in Huambo (Angola). After studying law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), he studied film in Porto from 1988 to 1994. Since then he has worked as a director, screenwriter, producer and sound engineer with renowned filmmakers such as Werner Schroeter, Manoel de Oliveira, José Alvaro, Rob Rombout and Filipe Rocha. OUR MADNESS, his second feature-length film, was presented among others in 2018 in the section Forum of the International Film Festival Berlinale and was celebrated by critics. Viana currently holds a scholarship in the field of film at the DAAD Berlin Artists’ Program.