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International Short Film Competition

Mthunzi

Mthunzi is walking home as he sees a lady go into seizures in her driveway − he is then asked to help carry her into their home by her niece and becomes caught up in a world he does not belong in.

SHORTS O’CLOCK IV, Tuesday, March 2, at 18:00 (GMT +2) & rerun on Wednesday, March 3, at 16:00 (GMT +2)

English title:

Mthunzi

Original title:

Mthunzi

Director:

Tebogo Malebogo

Country:

South Africa

Genre:

Fiction

Year

2019

Length:

9’

Dialogues:

English

Subtitles:

Romanian, Greek

Cast:

Nala Khumalo, Jamie-lee Money, Inge Beckmann, Russell Crous

A quote for the film:

I think you should just lie down and rest for now.

Selective List of festivals and awards:

Locarno International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival

Director’s bio:

Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Canada, Kenya, and South Africa, Tebogo Malebogo is a writer/director/producer currently based in Cape Town. The son of a diplomat, his itinerant childhood exposed him to myriad cultures which inform his work today. Tebogo is interested in exploring what it means to be a first generation African born abroad, and characters who wrestle with a need to belong. He is currently developing his first feature film and entering pre-production on another short.