schedule

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018

    7 PM (115 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Vaya

featuring

Mncedisi Shabangu, Sibusiso Msimang, Sihle Xaba, Warren Masemola,

Three strangers from the South African hinterlands journey to bustling Johannesburg looking for success but find far more than they bargained for in this well-crafted urban noir from one of Africa’s brightest new commercial talents. Based on several true stories developed in a writing workshop for street youths, Vaya spins these strangers’ tales together into an interlocked tapestry of modern Johannesburg life in all its warmth, darkness, grit, and even humor. Compared to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores perros during its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film marks prolific Nigerian-born actor-turned-director Akin Omotoso as one to watch. 

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Craig Freimond
  • Tshabalira Lebakeng
  • Zaiboo Anthony Mafela
Cinematographer
  • Kabelo Thathe
Language
  • Zulu
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 115 mins
Source
  • Rififi Pictures