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.
Director: Mark Dornford-MayScreenplay: Mark Dornford-May, Pauline MalefaneDirector of Photography: Matthys MockeEditor: Tanja HagenMusic: Mandisi Dyantyis, Pauline MalefaneProducer: Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Jan Du PlessisSales: Fortissimo FilmsPrint source: Fortissimo Films
Original title: Breathe Umphfumlo Country: Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom Year of production: 2015 Length (min): 90 Language: English Subtitles: Czech Section: Pocta: Mike Downey Genre: Drama, Musical Sponsors: British Embassy Prague, British Council