Film Africa 2012 at The Ritzy

After the huge success of last year's festival, Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, is back at The Ritzy in November. The festival will be with us for a ten-day programme of amazing African films, followed by filmmakers Q&As and African music nights Upstairs at The Ritzy.

Friday 2 November

6.15: UHLANGA: THE MARK (18) London Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with director Ndaba Ka Ngwane and cinematographer Khulekani Zondi

Dir. Ndaba Ka Ngwane. South Africa 2012. 88 mins. Zulu with English subtitles.

8.45: CALL ME KUCHU (18)

Followed by a Q&A with directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright

Dirs. Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright. Uganda/USA 2012. 87 mins. English.

Saturday 3 November

4.00: THE CHILDREN OF TROUMARON (18) UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with Harrikrisna Anenden and Ananda Devi

Dirs. Harrikrisna Anenden and Sharvan Anenden. Mauritius 2012. 90 mins. French with English subtitles.

6.30: GREY MATTER (18) London Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with director Kivu Ruhorahoza

Dir. Kivu Ruhorahoza. Rwanda 2011. 110 mins. Kinyarwanda and French with English subtitles.

Upstairs at The Ritzy - 8.30: JUJU featuring Minn Jiaraby (£4 / free for screening ticket holders) 

Sunday 4 November

3.00: SOUL BOY (U)

Followed by a Q&A with director Hawa Essuman

Dir. Hawa Essuman. Kenya/Germany 2010. 60 mins. Swahili with English subtitles.

5.30: NAIROBI HALF LIFE (15)

Followed by a Q&A with Hawa Essuman

Dir. David Tosh Gitonga. Kenya 2012. 96 mins. English, and Swahili and Kikuyu with English subtitles.

Monday 5 November

6.30: THE SILVER BAOBAB AWARD FOR BEST SHORT AFRICAN FILM

Followed by a Q&A with director Fyzal Boulifa and producer Gavin Humphrey

Shorts Programme:

THE CURSE (15)

Dir. Fyzal Boulifa. UK/Morocco 2012. 16 mins.

FISHING WITHOUT NETS (15)

Dir. Cutter Hodierne. Somalia/Kenya 2012. 17 mins. Print Source: Principato-Young Entertainment.

HDCam. Somali with English subtitles.

THE LAST PASSENGER (U)

Dir. Mounes Khammar. Algeria 2010. 6 mins.

THE TUNNEL (18)

Dir. Jenna Bass. South Africa/Zimbabwe 2010. 24 mins. English, and Ndebele and Shona with English

subtitles.

8.30: ZULU LOVE LETTER (15)

Followed by a Q&A with lead actress Pamela Nomvete (TBC)

Dir. Ramadan Suleman. South Africa 2004. 100 mins. French sign language, English, and Zulu

with English subtitles.

Tuesday 6 November

6.30: OUR AFRICA: THOUSANDS OF KILOMETRES OF SOVIET FILM - A SCREEN TALK BY

ALEXANDR MARKOV (PG)

Upstairs at The Ritzy - 8.00: Karama (Free)

Wednesday 7 November

6.30: TOWN OF RUNNERS (U)

Followed by a Q&A with director Jerry Rothwell, producer Dan Demissie and Ben

Ingham

Dir. Jerry Rothwell. UK/Ethiopia 2012. 80 mins. Amharic and Oromiffa with English subtitles.

Screening with AN AFRICAN RACE (U) World Premiere

Dir. Ben Ingham. UK 2012. 20 mins. Silent.

Thursday 8 November, 6.30

WHEN CHINA MET AFRICA (12A)

Followed by a Q&A with directors Marc and Nick Francis

Dir. Marc and Nick Francis. UK/France 2010. 74 mins.

Upstairs at The Ritzy - 8.00: Boomyeh's Roots Down Sessions (£3 / free for screening ticket holders)

Friday 9 November

6.30: TEY (TODAY) (15)

Followed by a Q&A with director Alain Gomis

Dir. Alain Gomis. France/Senegal 2012. 86 mins. French, Mandingue and Wolof with English

subtitles.

Saturday 10 November

10.00am - The Distribution Forum (Event)

2.30: LUST (EL SHOOQ) (18) London Premiere

Dir. Khaled El Hagar. Egypt/France 2011. 130 mins. Arabic with English subtitles.

Upstairs at The Ritzy - 8.00: Ruby & The Vines + Mosi Condé (£5 / free for screening ticket holders)

Sunday 11 November

1.00: EL GUSTO (U)

Dir. Safinez Bousbia. Algeria/Ireland 2011. 88 mins. French with English subtitles.

 

For more information about Film Africa 2012 please visit the festival's website.

 
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