South Africa’s premiere film event, the Durban International Film Festival, celebrates its 33rd edition from 19th to the 29th July 2012. With over 250 screenings of the latest in contemporary cinema, film-lovers every dream will come true. The greatest in new films from around the globe will keep Durban glued to the big screen over the 3 days. Meeting, greeting and rubbing shoulders with film-makers, actors and well-known personalities will just be the cherry on the cake!
South African Cinema will again have a powerful representation of new and exciting films with a special focus this year on French Cinema. The “opening act” at this year’s event, Elelwani, directed by Ntshavheni wa Luruli and produced by Florian Schattauer, is the first Venda feature film, in Tshivenda language. It is about a progressive young woman growing up in the new South Africa, trying to cast her cultural past but later realising its value; that the past is still relevant in dealing with the present, including the future.