Filmed on the streets of Malaga, Via Dolorosa catches a group of men during an ancient religious ritual: every year they walk “the way of Grief”. Menno Otten and his crew tackle this subject in a physical way, as if performing the same thing as the people they film: to carry the one they love most. Unique both in form and content, this short, clenched film leaves the viewer with a drastic and yet meditative experience.
Festivals & Awards
- Director: Menno Otten
- Producer: Menno Otten
- Co-producers: Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer
- Financiers & Funds: Netherlands Film Fund
- Length: 15 min.
- Release: IDFA 2013