Monday 19 February 2024

Experience the Magic of Cinema: Joburg Film Festival 2024 Unveils Exciting Lineup

With less than a month left until the highly anticipated 2024 edition of the Joburg Film Festival, movie enthusiasts are buzzing with excitement as organizers, alongside partner MultiChoice, unveil a spectacular lineup of over 60 titles set to grace the big screen.

This year's festival promises a captivating cinematic journey, showcasing a diverse range of films from both local and international filmmakers against the vibrant backdrop of Johannesburg. From thought-provoking documentaries to gripping dramas and inspiring narratives, the Joburg Film Fest aims to celebrate the power of storytelling and the richness of human experience.

Scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, February 27th, 2023, and running until Sunday, March 3rd, 2023, across various locations in Joburg, the festival invites audiences to immerse themselves in a world of captivating stories and unforgettable performances.

Among the standout selections featured in this year's lineup are:

  1. Perfect Days: An Oscar Best International Feature finalist, offering a meditative portrait of life in Tokyo through the lens of director Wim Wenders.
  2. Evil Does Not Exist: Winner of the 2023 Venice Festival, this film follows the journey of a single parent and his daughter living in the forest, facing disruption from a glamping site construction.
  3. Mami Wata: A visually stunning fantasy thriller co-produced across Nigeria, France, and the United Kingdom, offering a poetic narrative set in the village of Iyi.
  4. Under the Hanging Tree: A Namibian entry for the 2024 Oscars, delving into the challenges faced by a police officer in the Kalahari desert.
  5. Snake: A tale of mystery and darkness unfolds as a stranger arrives on a farm, bringing both intrigue and danger.
  6. Life Through His Lens: Sam Nzima: A documentary honoring the life and legacy of renowned photojournalist Sam Nzima.
  7. Bye Bye Tiberias: An insightful coming-of-age documentary exploring themes of family and ambition.
  8. Yellow Bus: Set across four countries, this film navigates the emotional journey of a grieving mother.
  9. Tiger Stripes: A Cannes Critics Weeks Grand Prize winner, offering a unique take on the coming-of-age genre.
  10. Umkhonto Wesizwe - Mandela’s Secret Army: A documentary chronicling the lives of former MK members and their sacrifices for a free South Africa.

These are just a glimpse of the diverse lineup of films set to enthrall audiences at the Joburg Film Fest. In addition to screenings, the festival will feature Q&A sessions with filmmakers, red carpet premieres, and opportunities to meet industry professionals.

Joining the festivities this year, Absa has announced its partnership with the Joburg Film Festival, aligning with their commitment to making a positive impact in society through storytelling.

Tickets for the Joburg Film Festival will be available starting this Friday on Quicket, South Africa's premier online ticketing platform. Don't miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable cinematic experience at participating cinemas in Rosebank, Sandton, and Maboneng.


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