U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha

A vibrant and cinematic re-telling of Bizet's famous opera, set in modern South Africa, and starring the sublime Pauline Malefane as the eponymous cigarette factory worker out to woo straight-laced cop, Sgt Jonghikaya (Andile Tshoni). Translated into the click-punctuated Xhosa language, and combining Bizet's well-known work with traditional African music, this fiery fusion of cultures and art forms won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Year: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Films, African & Middle Eastern, Performing Arts
Country: South Africa
Director: Mark Dornford-May
Starring: Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni, Lungelwa Blou, Zweilungile Sidloyi, Andries Mbali, Zamile Gantana
Duration: 120 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and sexual references.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Performing Arts



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