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South Africa

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2 October 15:45
3 October 20:20
SALVATION

Director: CARMEN SANGION
SOUTH AFRICA
2019, 61'

A young man on the run from the law goes in search of his estranged sister, a hopeless stripper discovers the son she never knew, and a priest suffering a crisis of faith reconnects with his spirituality.

Carmen Sangion was born in 1977 in Coranationville, South Africa. Studied at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. She directed a number of short films which were screened at international film festivals. “Salvation” is her first feature film.

ScriptCarmen Sangion
CameraChuanne Blofield
ProducerCarmen Sangion,
Kim Sangion
CastVinette Ebrahim,
Clayton Evertson,
Vatiswa Ndara
ProductionSangSang Entertainment
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5 October 14:20
6 October 14:30
POPPIE NONGENA

Director: CHRISTIAAN OLWAGEN
SOUTH AFRICA
2020, 95'

Based on a true story: South Africa, mid 70s. When her husband becomes too ill to work, Poppie is deemed by the law to be an illegal resident in her own country. Based on the Elsa Joubert novel regarded as one of the best African novels of the century.

Christiaan Olwagen born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied Drama at the University of Stellenbosch, specialising in Theatre Directing under the mentorship of Marthinus Basson. Christiaan’s film debut was in 2013 at the Silwerskerm Festival in Cape Town, with the short film «Toevlug». The short won Best Director, Screenplay and Best Short Film. His feature film debut was in 2016 with «Johnny is nie Dood nie». This was followed by the astonishing «Kanarie» (2018) and the Afrikaans adaptation of Chekhov’s «The Seagull» (2018) transposed to a contemporary South African setting.

ScriptChristiaan Olwagen,
Saartjie Botha
CameraVicci Turpin
ProducerHelena Spring
CastClementine Mosimane,
Anna-Mart van der Merwe,
Chris Gxalaba,
Nomsa Nene
ProductionHelena Spring Production
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