Director: Sheetal Magan, Martin Morgenfield, Zamo Mkhwanazi, Alejandro Fadel, Samantha Nell, Michael Wahrmann, Zee Ntuli, Isabelle Mayor
Cinematographer: Chuanne Blofield, Christopher Lotz, Nicholas Turvey, Brendan Barnes
Cast: Jeremiah Mofokeng, Mishqah Pathiepal, Khulani Maseko, Thembaletu Mncube
Language: English

  • DURATION : 67 min
  • COUNTRY : South Africa


In a collaborative effort between South African filmmakers and filmmakers from across the globe, The Cannes South Africa Factory presents four short films. Opening with Lokoza, which sees Themba, a boy, in love with Khanya, who has been his best friend for years. Khanya has a new boyfriend, KG, who promises her a safe future, Themba must fight to get her back, until he goes one step too far. In Paraya the city bustles with the urge for survival. A young woman adrift between worlds: one rooted in her past and one promising her future. Gallo Rojo begins with a forgotten hotel. Two groups of men. All seem locked in this strange architecture from a previous era. A red and a black rooster share with the men the reclusion, witnesses of a battle, an abstract war, a nightmare. The Beast takes place at an ordinary day at a Zulu cultural village. Shaka, their star performer, expresses his frustrations to his co-workers as he sits on display for tourists until he reaches the end of his tether and his protest takes on Shakespearian proportion.


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