South Africa is proudly showcasing 12 Feature Films and eight documentaries at this year’s Cannes Film Festival!
At least a hundred South African film-makers have gathered in Cannes this weekend to promote their projects, and seek funding, co-production or distribution deals, which is what the Cannes market is all about.
South African’s Minister of Arts and Culture will also be here in Cannes to sign a co-production treaty with Ireland (we’ll be there to report on it tomorrow).
So the flag is flying high – and it makes you proud to be South African, especially when you don’t live there anymore…and you see the quality of what’s coming out of the country. It’s fantastic.
Each year, one of the highlights of the Cannes Film Festival for me is visiting the SA Pavilion where the South African National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) are set up to promote SA projects.
It’s just divine to see that flag, hear the accents, see the same friendly faces – particularly Naomi Mokhele (Communications & Public Affairs Manager) and Carla de Gavino Dias (Marketing Coordinator) – and find out what’s going on in the South African movie world.
Below is a list of South Africa’s line-up for Cannes 2012…and over the next couple of days I’ll add more info about each film.
Cannes 2012 – South African Line-Up
31 Million Reasons
Cops, Robbers and Bunny Chow…a homegrown heist movie set in the Indian community of Durban
The Adventure of Supermama
She’s a heavyweight Superhero!
My Zulu Promise
She dreamed of meeting The One.Then she met The Two.
It just hit the fan
One Last Look
Dare to take…one last look.
Tonight, Louis will find out that Cape Town is haunted by more than just ghosts.
The Umbrella Man
Sometimes losing is in fact winning
Freedom is a revolution
Storytelling is a weapon of mass destruction.
Five Fingers for Marseilles
There are no good men
A musical for the whole family
Half a truth, half a lie, a whole shenanigan
Asihambi – We Will Not Move
An honest war about the fight for belonging, national identity and proud heritage of a poverty stricken indigenous community in post apartheid South Africa
Captor and Captive
The story of two soldiers caught up in the disorganised machine of war
The Dream Of Shahrazad
Even revolutions start with a story
I am Craig
“Should She…or Shouldn’t he?”
Norman Catherine – Curriculum Vitae
Norman Catherine’s curriculum vita portrays his early youthful experience, using his vivid imagination and strange macabre comedic animation.
Beyond the game
Sobukwe – A Great Soul
“There is only one race, the human race.”
The core of man’s spirit comes from new experience