Films by Country

South Africa

U-Carmen eKhayelitsha

Mark Dornford-May

The 19th-century opera Carmen transfers triumphantly to the high-octane contemporary illegal beer halls, cigarette factories, drug smuggling gangs and police academies of the Black South African township of Khayelitsha. Best Film Award, Berlin Film Festival 2005.


Darrell James Roodt

“Told with the pared-down simplicity of an African folktale… this plaintive story of an afflicted mother's urge to secure a better future for her daughter is a deeply affecting humanist drama that addresses AIDS with gentle eloquence.” — Variety