Film News: 16th CAMBRIDGE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

The 37th Cambridge Film Festival (19th-26th October) is running its sixteenth edition of the Cambridge African Film Festival (CAFF), bringing some of the best African films from the last year which display the extraordinary cinematic talent of Africans across the continent.  The films include the winner of the Jury Grand Prix at Berlinale FÉLICITÉ directed by Alain Gomis.  The award-winning coming-of-age feature INXEBA (The Wound), directed by John Trengove, an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s XHOSA culture, where each year the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Supernatural drama KATI KATI directed by Mbithi Masya, which follows Kaleche who finds herself in Kati Kati – a type of purgatory, not Heaven or Hell, but somewhere in between – where souls find themselves with no explanation or reason.

The special closing night event for CAFF will be a screening of the deeply moving documentary THE FACES WE LOSTfollowed by a Q&A with the director Piotr Cieplak. Image courtesy of KATI KATI film still.

To find out more about the festival and book tickets:

 https://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/strands/cambridge-african-film-festival

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