Breathe Umphfumlo

Drama, Musical

Breathe Umphfumlo

Original title: Breathe Umphfumlo
Director: Mark Dornford-May
Screenplay: Mark Dornford-May, Pauline Malefane
Director of Photography: Matthys Mocke
Editor: Tanja Hagen
Music: Mandisi Dyantyis, Pauline Malefane
Print source: Fortissimo Films
Country: Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom
Year of production: 2015
Length (min): 90
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Fortissimo Films
Section: Pocta: Mike Downey
Genre: Drama, Musical
Sponsors: British Embassy Prague, British Council

Puccini's La Boheme transposed to a South African slum of today. The impressive adaptation is an appeal to the social and health situation in South Africa. The famous arias are sung in the Xhosa language, accompanied by marimba and other exotic percussion instruments.

With support

British Embassy Prague
British Council

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