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Breathe Umphfumlo / Breathe Umphfumlo / Bohéma v rytmu Afriky

Mark Donford - May
Director: Mark Donford - May
Cast list: Pauline Malefane, Mhlekazi (Wha Wha) Mosiea, Busisiwe Ngejane, Sifiso Lupuzi, Luvo Rasemeni, Zebulon (Katlego) Mmusi
Screenplay: Mark Dornford-May, Pauline Malefane
Director of Photography: Matthys Mocke
Editor: Tanja Hagen
Music: Mandisi Dyantyis, Pauline Malefane
Producer: Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Jan Du Plessis
Distribution: Fortissimo Films
Rights: Fortissimo Films
Country: South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Running time (min.): 90
Presentation format: 2k digital
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Movie synopsis: Director Mark Dornford-May updated his idea that won the Golden Bear at Berlinale in 2005 for transferring Bizet's Carmen to the desolate environment of a South African slum. With Puccini's opera, he compressed the plot into a mere hour and a half, filled with opera arias and an almost documentary camera style. The story of a group of students scraping by in poverty, with one of them falling in love with the tubercular Mimi, works as an artistic warning against the desperate situation in South Africa where tuberculosis wreaks havoc. The project originated as a play by the Isango Ensemble in Cape Town, which involved not only the director, but also the film's producer, Mike Downey.
Awards and Nominations:
Berlinale 2015 – Giuseppe Becce Prize for Music
 
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with support of
British Council
British Council
British Embassy Prague
British Embassy Prague
Screenings
22.03.2015 / 21:45 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 2, Deník Metro     buy ticket Add to My Program
23.03.2015 / 19:15 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 2, Deník Metro     buy ticket Add to My Program
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