DIFF 2018by cinephile031 | created - 27 Jun 2018 | updated - 27 Jul 2018 | Public
Films featured at the Durban International Film Festival 2018.
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1. The Tale (2018)
TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.
2. Shakedown (2018)
72 min | Documentary, Drama, History
SHAKEDOWN chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. Cumulatively, questions ... See full summary »
3. Alaska Is a Drag (2017)
83 min | Drama
Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out... See full summary »
4. Rafiki (2018)
83 min | Drama, Romance
"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Votes: 1,454 | Gross: $0.14M
5. The Tokoloshe (2018)
92 min | Horror, Thriller
Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her ... See full summary »
6. Farewell Ella Bella (2018)
80 min | Drama
For Ella (24), the death of her alcoholic father leaves her with nothing but debt and the bitter memory of a complicated past. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, she has sacrificed her... See full summary »
7. High Fantasy (2017)
PG-13 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama
4 young South Africans go on a camping trip to the white girl's family farm. When they wake up next day, they've magically switched bodies. Later, when they've switched back, they're interviewed documentary style.
8. The Recce (2018)
115 min | Drama
1981 - RECCE, Henk Viljoen, is wrongfully declared KIA behind enemy lines. Abandoned by his superiors; it's a race for survival in which his mental and physical abilities are pushed to their limits, as he navigates his way through the treacherous Angolan war zone in an effort to make his way home to his loved ones.
9. Clint (2017)
138 min | Biography, Drama
The movie is based on the real life story of Edmund Thomas Clint, the child prodigy, who left the world at the age of seven, leaving behind around 25,000 drawings and paintings.
11. Amal (III) (2017)
83 min | Documentary
Amal is fourteen years old when she goes to Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Arab Spring to showcase. With youthful hubris she goes straight to the danger. This coming of age film follows ... See full summary »
12. The State Against Mandela and the Others (2018)
105 min | Documentary
2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth. He seized center stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964. But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence. ... See full summary »
13. Deep End (2018)
90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Sunitha aspires for what is not expected of her. She has to dig deep with a new resolve and confidence to overcome familiar cliches and introduce new lifestyle choices in a traditional community.
14. The Lullaby (2017)
86 min | Horror
Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Alongside dealing with her super ... See full summary »
16. A trip to the Moon (2017)
87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Tomas is an outcast young teenager trying to pass an exam. His family is constantly pressing him and her mother forces him to take antipsychotic drugs. In his need to escape, Tomas plans an... See full summary »
17. All You Can Eat Buddha (2017)
85 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
At the Palacio, an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, Mike's arrival complicates the normal flow of operations. His voracious appetite, mysterious magnetism and unexpected miracles ... See full summary »
18. An Impossibly Small Object (2018)
100 min | Drama, Fantasy
A photographer takes a photo of a little girl on the nightly streets of Taipei. After this the memory of his own childhood starts to come back to him more and more and becomes intertwined ... See full summary »
19. Aya (2019)
AYA (Danica De La Rey) plans to meet with BAYODE (Richard Gau) who she'd meet online. This against the wishes and advice of her best friend PAMELA (Keketso Montshiwa) who decides for safety... See full summary »
20. Brown Girl Begins (2017)
70 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
It's 2049 on a forsaken island off the coast of Toronto where the survival of the islanders depends on young Ti-Jeanne to risk death by a spirit so she can take her place as a caribbean priestess and save her people.
21. Cook Off (2017)
101 min | Comedy, Romance
Single mother Anesu's life is turned upside down when her son enters her into a reality TV competition. A refreshing view of contemporary life in Harare, Zimbabwe, told through the lens of a classic romantic comedy.
22. Djon Africa (2018)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
A chance meeting sets 25-year-old Portuguese Rastafarian Djon África on the track of his roots in Cape Verde. He hopes to finally find his father, an adventurer whom he doesn't know. But ... See full summary »
23. Golnesa (2018)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Family
Golmammad and Golnesa, a young Afghan couple, are illegal immigrants who are working in a traditional brick making kiln in Iran. Following the events happening to them, their lives undergo changes
25. Lögndagen (2017)
80 min | Drama
Iranian couple Leily and Mahyar move to Sweden so that Leily can pursue her graduate degree. With the culture shock and the language barrier, Mahyar finds himself struggling to find work ... See full summary »
26. Miracle (2017)
TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Close to bankruptcy, Irena, the owner of a struggling pig farm in tiny post-Communist town finds a surprising benefactor in a handsome American man who appears to be the answer to all her prayers.
30. The Foolish Bird (2017)
118 min | Drama
A 16 year-old high-school student is left behind by her parents and longing for love. She steals cellphones and sells them to men she doesn't know. As she takes risks, she has her first sexual experience - a cruel one.
31. The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain (2018)
97 min | Mystery
Two shepherds living on top of an unknown mountain go searching for an aircraft that crash landed somewhere nearby even as different teams sent by the aircraft's team get lost on the mountain.
32. The Movie of My Life (2017)
113 min | Drama
Young Tony decides to return to his hometown. There, he discovers his father has returned to France claiming to miss his friends and country of origin. Tony ends up becoming a teacher, and finds himself amid conflicts and inexperience.
33. Faces (I) (2018)
It is a multi-narrative feature film set across four storylines that follow a group of characters as their lives begin to unravel. Aisha is in a marriage that has become stale. When her ... See full summary »