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  • 63'
  • South Africa
  • 2022

A Christian convert is preparing for his rebirth as a man of god – unaware that his teenage daughter, who hasn’t heard from him in three months, has declared him dead on social media. A school girl sees her private life made public when she invites a classmate, who is an online influencer, to her home. A divorced man with financial troubles so much wants to show his young daughter he can be a good father, that he fails to see the precarious position he is manoeuvring himself into. And a poet and commentator risks losing herself and those she loves in her desire to use her fame to achieve social change.

In four short films, young South African makers reflect on the seductive, and at times treacherous, illusory reality of the internet. Using humour, suspense and social criticism, this collective production sketches a society dominated by idealised projections of the dreamt self.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Directors
Mzonke Maloney, Evan Wigdorowitz, Nolitha Mkulisi, Julie Nxadi
Countries of production
South Africa, Norway
Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
63'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Xhosa, Zulu, French, English
Producers
Nolitha Mkulisi, Håkon Ludvik Grønvold
Production Company
Brown Flamingo Productions
Sales
Brown Flamingo Productions
Screenplay
Mzonke Maloney, Nolitha Mkulisi, Evan Wigdorowitz, Julie Nxadi
Cinematography
Jason Prins, Dino Benedetti, Deon van Zyl
Editor
Martin Flatmoen, Jessie Viljoen, Petrus van Staden
Production Design
Mawande Dikeni
Sound Design
Adrian Souyris Strumse
Music
Dustin van Wyk, Fernando Damon
Cast
Lindile Manyonta, Vela Zozo, Chantal Malonga, Sibulele Gcilitshana, Nambita Ntsaluba