Uhlanga: The Mark
Followed by a Q&A with director Ndaba Ka Ngwane and cinematographer Khulekani Zondi
A tale of victimization and its inspirational overcoming, Uhlanga: The Mark is one of the most astounding films to have come out of South Africa in the past year. Khaba is a young man who, with his mother and sisters, has to flee to a new home after his father is killed. Bullied at school and excluded by a superstitious community, Khaba forges a seemingly unlikely alliance with well-to-do girl who is hiding her own dark family secret. Pulsing with energy in its no-holds-barred approach to life in contemporary South Africa, the film’s visuals are strikingly original, the cast of newcomers offer stellar performances, and the soundtrack brims with energy in this immersive and atmospheric film.
Dir. Ndaba Ka Ngwane. South Africa. 2012. 88 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£10.50 / £9.50 conc / £8.50 memb