South Africa, 2016, English, Zulu, Afrikaans with English subtitles
Director: Jarryd Coetsee

  • DURATION : 30 min
  • COUNTRY : South AFrica
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Based on the acclaimed short story by Can Themba, The Suit is set in 1950s Sophiatown, Johannesburg, against the backdrop of the apartheid regime's forced removals under the Group Areas Act. The Suit tells the story of Philemon who discovers his wife, Matilda, in bed with a lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon torments Matilda by making her treat the suit as a guest who must eat with them, go on walks and accompany them to church. His cruel punishment has tragic consequences. The story focuses on the devastating effects oppression has on our personal relationships while exploring how a lack of forgiveness, intolerance and revenge are paradoxically self-destructive.

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