This is a visually arresting film. Some seemingly very strange choices have been made, but it works. I first thought that the actors (and their line readings) we uncomfortably stiff, but then I realised that that’s what the director was going for (a la Robert Bresson).
The Battle of Tabato. João Viana. 2013. Guinea-Bissau.
West African Ginger Drink
- 3 ginger roots
- 6 limes
- 2-3 cups of water
- 1 heaped tbsp peppercorns
- 1 heaped tbsp raw sugar
Chop ginger and lime into pieces (including skin and rind). Add the water and run through a blender. Strain and squeeze into a bowl. Return to the blender and add the peppercorns and sugar and blend until smooth. Strain and squeeze into a sauce pan and bring the liquid to a boil. Allow to cool, add the rum, and strain into an ice-filled lowball glass.