Disobedience - Desobediência

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Rosa, a Mozambican peasant, is accused by the family of her husband of having caused his suicide by refusing to obey him. She is suspected of having a "spirit-husband". In order to prove her innocence, Rosa submits herself to two trials: one by a traditional healer, the other in court. She is absolved twice. Nevertheless, the dead man relatives continue to persecute her and she is punished in a cruel way.

The film is interpreted by the real players of this story, the dead man by his twin brother. During the shooting, the director decided to install a second camera to follow the never ending plot of revenge. Such a complex editing has no parallel in African cinema.

Festivals & awards

Silver FIPA, Biarritz - France

Kuxa Kanema Award, FUNDAC, best Mozambican film;
Special Mention of the Jury for the interpretation of Rosa Castigo - International Film Festival of Zanzibar.
Africa in the Picture (The Netherlands);
DocLisboa (Portugal);
Kino Afrika - CAK Oslo (Norway);
Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France)

Credits

Original Title
Disobedience - Desobediência
Title
Disobedience - Desobediência
Directed by
Licínio Azevedo
Country
Mozambique
Year
2002
Screenplay
Licínio Azevedo
Production
EBANO Multimedia
Formats
DCP
Runtime
92 min.
Language
Portugiesisch, Ximanica
Cast
Rosa Castigo, Tom√°s Sodzai

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