BREATHE – UMPHEFUMLO – LA BOHÈME

Umphefumlo is a film adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème. Director Mark Dornford-May is no stranger to opera adaptations set in South Africa, having previously directed U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, a version of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, for which he won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.

Adapted for the screen by Pauline Malefane (Son of Man) and Dornford-May, under the musical direction of Malefane and Mandisi Dyantis, and reset from Paris to contemporary South Africa, the film follows two star-crossed lovers, played by Busisiwe Ngejane and Mhlekazi Mosiea, both of whom appeared in Dornford-May’s short Noye’s Fludde-Unogumber, who are blighted by the world they live in and a tragic illness.

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MUUKALAINEN (THE VISITOR)
MUUKALAINEN (THE VISITOR)
MEMORY OF THE BONES
MEMORY OF THE BONES
TURNCOAT WARRIOR
TURNCOAT WARRIOR
FREESTYLE – THE JAZZ AND CHINA
FREESTYLE – THE JAZZ AND CHINA
A QUIET LOVE
A QUIET LOVE
THE YOUNG STORYTELLER
THE YOUNG STORYTELLER
THE BIG SELLOUT
THE BIG SELLOUT
FEATHERED COCAINE
FEATHERED COCAINE
ADHD RUSHHOUR
ADHD RUSHHOUR
STATUS YO!
STATUS YO!
BURAQ
BURAQ
Smugglers of Jemba
Smugglers of Jemba
RATTEN (ein Portrait)*
RATTEN (ein Portrait)*
THE BUS TO AMERIKA
THE BUS TO AMERIKA
TORO 21
TORO 21
GUTLAND
GUTLAND