The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival has opened all ticket sales on its website, and the 120 films in the official selection, and more besides, will be screened at Nu Metro and Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront from Wednesday October 10 to Friday October 19.
There will be world and South African film premieres at the
festival with film-makers taking part in Q&As after the screenings. The premieres include the following:
Today, Wednesday October 10, at 8.30pm: Kanarie (South Africa), directed by Christiaan Olwagen and set in 1985 apartheid in South Africa.
Thursday October 11, at 8.30pm: Cut-Out-Girls (South Africa), directed by Nicola Hanekom. This film about date rape is inspired by the #MeToo movement.
Friday October 12, at 8pm: Walking With Shadows (Nigeria), directed by Fumni Iyanda and Aoife Kelly. In Lagos, Ebele Njoko has been running away from his true identity his entire life.
8.30pm: Dominee Tienie (South Africa), directed by Salmon de Jager. After 16 years as the reverend of the mother church, Tienie Benade is
confronted with a steep decline
in the number of churchgoers and a society that is rapidly changing.
10.30pm: Ave Maryam (Indonesia), directed by Ertanto Robby Soediskam. Set in Semarang in 1998, Maryam is assigned to work at a nursing house, where she meets seven elder nuns who live in inhumane conditions.
Saturday October 13, at 5pm: Hear My Music (South Africa), directed by Ron Stuart. This documentary is about Dizu Plaatjies, a performer, scholar and cultural activist who has devoted his adult life to indigenous African music.
8.30pm: Everything Must Fall (South Africa), directed
by Rehad Desai. This documentary takes an unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015.
Sunday October 14, at 6.15pm: Deep End (South Africa), directed by Eubules Timothy. Sunitha aspires for what is not expected of her. She has to dig deep with a new resolve and confidence to overcome familiar cliches and introduce new lifestyle choices in a traditional community and rise above her father’s expectations to become her own woman.
8pm: Epiphany (South Africa), directed by Joseph Jones Umba. After a clerical insemination error, an acquiescent woman must choose between her conservative husband and a child that has eluded her.
Monday October 15, at 8pm: Captive (South Africa), directed by David Kabale. After an immigrant woman moves into her aunt’s house, she experiences sexual abuse at the hands of her in-law.
Thursday October 18, at 5.30pm: District 6: Rising from the Dust (South Africa), directed by Weeam Williams. This documentary is a deeply personal story examining the legacy of intergenerational pain and dispossession of wealth. It also reflects on South Africa’s current restitution process
On top of individual movie tickets, film lovers can also
buy full festival passes with
access to all film screenings,
premieres as well as cocktail
Visit www.filmfestival.capetown for more information.