Short Documentary

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

Winner Dutch
Directors Guild
Award 2014


  • Director: Menno Otten
  • Producer: Menno Otten
  • Co-producers: Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer
  • Financiers & Funds: Netherlands Film Fund
  • Length: 15 min.
  • Release: IDFA 2013