38th Durban International Film Festival Opens Tomorrow

July 12, 2017 11:18 pm8 commentsViews: 29

38th Durban International Film Festival – South Africa’s longest-running film fest, the Durban International Film Festival, is to open up on Thursday with 225 features, short films and docs. Most of the work will come from Africa supporting the vision to provide a platform for the local industry. It is learned 74 content in the fest are from South African productions and 40 from other countries of Africa.

Screened between the 13th and 23rd of July, the 38th Durban International Film Festival will open up with the world premiere of psychological thriller Serpent. It is a feature debut from South African writer-director Amanda Evans. The wrap up of the fest will be with world premiere of big-screen adaptation of playwright Mbongeni Ngema’s iconic anti-apartheid musical Asinamali. The movie is directed by Ngema.

Fest manager Chipo Zhou said the event speaks to the “riveting and diverse content.”

She added, “The range of content shows the assortment of originality that is currently within the industry… an indication that the South African industry is on the right track.”

“The Wound,” a LGBT drama directed by John Trengrove is said to have a highly anticipated South African premiere at the fest. The film opened the Berlinale’s Panorama section earlier this year in February.

Among other highlights of the seaside fest includes a special focus on women in the industry, said Zhou.

She continued further when women’s work is celebrated the world listens.

The fest will also host several industry program including Durban FilmMart and Talents Durban.

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