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SEA POINT DAYS

Director: FRANÇOIS VERSTER

94 minutes| South Africa| English/Afrikaans/Xhosa languages with English subtitles| 2008| Digi-beta


Separating city from ocean lies an unusual strip of land, The Sea Point Promenade, a space unlike any other in Cape Town. Black, brown, white, young, old, rich, poor, Jews, Muslims, Christians, stylish, tasteless – all are here, to join the ritual of walking this man-made path. Once a bastion of apartheid exclusivity, yet nowadays unique in its apparently easy mix of age, race, gender, religion … In a country that will not fully deal with past or present, is all as it appears? With innovative film language and quirky charm this essayistic film captures the societal blend particular to this part of Cape Town but also the conflicts and difficulties underlying it. Intimate vignettes alternate with powerful scenic shots, archive footage and observations of life to give a comprehensive and surprising view on what it means to be South African right now. Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2008.

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