Teenage friends Lefa and Papi grew up in the township Atteridgeville, where they tried to earn money growing and selling marijuana in order to escape from poverty. Lefa has just heard that he’s been accepted at
The film follows the story of the two friends when they decide to raise their lives to a higher plane. By acquiring new clients, but also by losing their accursed virginity. They meet potential candidates in both fields, but things don’t go entirely as hoped.
Wizard is a hilarious, contemporary and flashy fairy tale, told by three relative outsiders who observe and comment on the world from their veranda. Between the jokes and bizarre events, the filmmaker/stand-up comedian Kagiso Lediga also shows harsh life in the townships.
Programme IFFR 2018
Multifaceted contemporary African and African-diaspora cinema with special focus on the history of the Pan-African movement as captured in film.Read more about this programme