MARLENE

2022, DR Congo-Germany. Video, color, sound, approx. 46min


During an artist residency in the DR Congo, the filmmaker proposes a workshop on Third Cinema for local students of the Kinshasa Fine Arts faculty. Among the films discussed by the group is "Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças" by Glauber Rocha, a key figure of the Brazilian Cinema Novo. Filmed in Congo Brazzaville (1970), the film is part of Glauber's Tricontinental project during his exile. "Marlene" is the result of the screening and reception of Glauber's film today and the new encounters in Kinshasa.





Film credits

WITH
Maité Moseka Botembe
Sephora Mianda
Pascoal Francisco Konde
Azgard Wenga Itambo
Wezam Moimi

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Dikamba Bénédicte
Moyo Merdie
Kasangati Daniel
Amanda Daniella-Richess
Ndungi Landry
Nzembeyo Emmanuel
Batupe Bryan
Holy Jonathan
Chris Shongo Loody
Bitshilualua Hancy
Samuel Mwani Ngange
Silas Nsilulu Nloko
Aris Likonda
John Dewitt Makengo
Joyce Lukoki Nsimba
Paulvi Ngimbi
Isaac Sahani Dato

DIRECTING AND IMAGE
Barbara Marcel

EDITING
Diogo Oliveira

SCRIPT
Barbara Marcel and Diogo Oliveira

DIRECT SOUND
John DeWitt Makengo

SECOND CAMERA
Azgard Wenga Itambo

SOUND MIXING
Thierry Bertomeu - Nova Pista

COLOR CORRECTION
Antoine d’Artemare

EDITING ASSISTANT
Beatriz Krieger

SET PRODUCTION AND TRANSLATION
Maité Moseka Botembe
Isaac Sahani
Paulvi Ngimbi

TRANSPORT AND GUIDE
Cedrik Tshimbalanga

SUBTITLES
John DeWitt Makengo
Paulina Hupe
Beatriz Krieger

PRODUCTION
Barbara Marcel

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
ifa - Institut für Ausländische Beziehungen
YANGO! Biennale
Matière Revue Studio

This film was produced during an artistic residency in Kinshasa, as part of the YANGO! Biennal of Arts.

YANGO! Biennale Team
Sara Alonso Gómez
Nadia Yala Kisukidi
Sinzo Aanza
Dada Kahindo
Isaac Sahani
Paulvi Ngimbi
Muriel Babandisha
Michel Mayoyo
Patrick Wassy
Wendy Bashi
Hélène Ballis
Robert Mumbala

Fragment of MESSAGE TO THE TRICONTINENTAL by Ernesto Che Guevara.
Speech given in Havana, April 16, 1967.

Extracts from the film DER LEONE HAVE SEPT CABEÇAS
by Glauber Rocha, Congo Brazzaville, 1970.
© Herdeiros de Glauber Rocha / Copyrights Consultoria

Music OXOSSI by Guga Stroeter.

THANKS TO
Ruy Gardnier
Lisette Lagnado
Luiza Prado
Felipe Frozza
Lydia Schellhammer
Christ Mukenge
Marian Kaiser
Astrid Matron
Hermani Heffner
Joyce Soares
Ava Rocha
Paloma Rocha
Juliana Perdigão
Jérôme Chazeix
Felipe Campos




© 2021 Barbara Marcel