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Battle Of Tabatô

Battle Of Tabatô

Original Title: A batalha de Tabatô
Directors: João Viana
Guinea Bissau and Portugal
Mandinka with English Subtitles
83 min
World Cinema
Spotlight Africa

Synopsis:
After years of European exile, Imatur returns to his native village of Tabatô to attend his daughter’s wedding, his head still saturated with horrific visions of a war he fought long ago. When tragedy strikes on the road to Tabatô, the entire village must come together in this entrancing, surreal film that blends music and magic with the lingering effects of Guinea-Bisseau’s history.

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Producer: João Viana

Principal Cast: Fatu Djebaté (Fatu); Mamadu Baio (Baio); Mutar Djebaté (Idrissa)

Film Format: DCP

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João Viana

Biography

João Viana was born in Huambo in Angola on 24 November 1966. He studied cinema in Porto from 1988 to 1994, and has since then been working in the fields of production, sound, storyboarding, and directing. He has also written a number of screenplays, including for Paulo Rocha’s Olhos Vermelhos (2007). In 2004, he directed his first short film A Piscina, along with Iana Viana. The Battle of Tabatô is his first full-length film. FILMOGRAPHY: 2013: THE BATTLE OF TABAT

Screenplay: João Viana

Producer: João Viana

Editor: Edgar Feldman

Principal Cast: Fatu Djebaté (Fatu); Mamadu Baio (Baio); Mutar Djebaté (Idrissa)

Production Companies: Papaveronoir

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences