REVIEW FOR LETTRE DAMOUR ZOULOU - AU SUD DU CINEMA
Thalia finds communicating with her daughter difficult - for reasons other than the fact that her daughter is deaf.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Fonds Sud, a French program that aims at supporting films from the "South", Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad and the Hyderabad Film Club, in collaboration with the French Embassy in India, are presenting a collection of nine films coming from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The past 20 years of the Fonds Sud have been dedicated to the 260 filmmakers supported by this program. These filmmakers have overcome obstacles with their fighting spirit, and captured their dreams.
This movie narrates the life of Thakia, a journalist, with alchohal problems. Another big problem for Thakia is that she is black. Her being an alcoholic undermines her work and gradually strains her relationship with her deaf-and-dumb daughter.
An old woman, Metua, turns up at her office to find the murderer of her daughter, so that she can be buried in the Zulu tradition. How Thakia emerges out of this water hole forms the crux of the film.
Director: Ramaden Suleman Photography: Manuel Teran Music: Jean Mallet Cast: Pamela Nomvere Marimbe, Mpumi Malatsi, Sophie Mgeina, kurt Egelhof Year: 2004 Country: South Africa Length: 105 minutes
Please contact Prakash Reddy on 93910-20243 for further details.