Dir: Scottnes L. Smith. With: Wandile Molebatsi.
Muzi, the son of an amazing pantsula street dancer, embarks on a journey of self–discovery in order to learn the truth about his father’s death. When he joins forces with his father’s dance partner he finds himself embroiled in a bitter rivalry that pushes him to his limit. Can Muzi embrace his destiny? In the spirit the American street dance films, this is an endearing and entertaining watch.
CLOSING FILM AT CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, (CARDIFF) 25TH OCTOBER @ 5.45 PM BOOK TICKET
NEUADD OGWEN (BETHESDA) 14TH OCTOBER @7PM BOOK TICKET
Dir: Mark Dornford-May, Ludovic Halevy (Opera)
Sung and spoken in Xhosa, one of South Africa’s eleven official languages, the film is based on Bizet’s famous opera Carmen. The film was shot in the township of Khayelitsha, near Cape Town, home to half a million people. The story of Carmen has over the years inspired a diversity of interpretations in film and theatre all over the world. Director Mark Dornford-May’s adaptation is an impressive and entertaining film that relocates this tale of the love affair between Carmen and Don José in Khayelitsha, a shantytown in South Africa against the backdrop of the hardship suffered by those who live in it. Framed within an atmospheric environment of gangsters and shebeens this interpretation is a celebration of South African dramatic art at its best.
Dir: Roberta Durrant. With: Okwethu Banisi, Andrea Dondolo, Nicholas Ellenbogen.
‘Inside each one of us lies a talent waiting to be shared’
13–year–old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks Jazz is the devil’s music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship for grade eight at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.
TALIESIN (SWANSEA) 13TH OCT @6PM BOOK TICKET
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE (CARDIFF) 25TH OCTOBER @3.00 PM BOOK TICKET
South Africa/2011/85 mins/U
Dir: Anthony Silverston
LIFE IS NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE FOR KHUMBA
A young zebra, born with only half his stripes is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land. Teaming up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, Khumba sets out on a daring mission across the Karoo desert to find the legendary waterhole where the first zebras got their stripes. Along the way he meets a host of colourful characters, but before he can reunite with his herd, Khumba will have to come face to face with a menacing leopard to take part in an epic battle.
KHUMBA’S GOTTA EARN HIS STRIPES!
NEUADD OGWEN (BETHESDA):12TH DEC @12PM BOOK TICKET