Embrace of the Serpent
Director: Ciro Guerra
Screenplay: Ciro Guerra
Cinematographer: David Gallego
Cast: Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolvar, Yauenk? Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
- DURATION : 122 min
- COUNTRY : Colombia
- CATEGORIES: competition features
Karamakate is a powerful Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people who dwells deep in the jungle in voluntary solitude. Decades of isolation have rendered him empty, devoid of all memories and emotions of his past self. The arrival of Evan, an ethnobotanist in search of a sacred plant, disrupts Karamakate s state of retreat, and together they embark on a dreamlike course of exploration into the heart of the Amazon. As the two get drawn deeper and deeper into the jungle, past and future intertwine and slowly Karamakate begins to confront his history and regain his lost memories.
The Endless River
Award-winning South African director Oliver Hermanus’ new film,The Endless River, will have its first South African screening at the Durban International Film Festival this month.
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR 37TH EDITION
The 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme, offering another exciting edition of the continent’s leading showcase of independent African and international film. It will take place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from 16-26 June.
Wonder Boy for President
Director: John Barker Screenplay: John Barker, Milo Saloojee Cinematographer: Graham Boonzaaire Cast: Kagiso Lediga, Ntosh Madlingzi, Tony Miyambo, Thishiwe Ziqubu, lara lipschitz, loyiso Gola, John Vismas Language: English, Xhosa with English subtitles