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From 9-19 October, the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will see locals and internationals converge at the V&A Waterfront.

The second edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever. The event will screen 80 features, 20 documentaries, and 66 shorts at a variety of venues at the V&A Waterfront from 9-19 October 2018. The opening night film, Sew The Winter To My Skin, will be screened at the Artscape Theatre on the 9th.

This latest production from director Jahmil XT Qubeka is an existential adventure film that wowed audiences at Cannes L’Atelier last year. It was also awarded the Berlinale World Cinema Fund 2017 and has garnered incredible responses at screenplay level alone. The film had its world premiere at TIFF in September.

“It is my intention with projects like this to explore and to dissect the impact of the Apartheid experience on the psychology of self,” Qubeka explains. “The very roots of external struggles such as land redistribution are inherently embedded in an internal meditation or yearning. Dignity seems to be the pursued pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. I wanted to offer some insight into what I believe to be mankind’s inherent need to feed into mythologies that conveniently suit the order of the day. In its purest essence, this film is a motion picture driven by sensory and emotional experience. With this film, I am endeavouring to create a visual experience that crosses the boundaries and limitations of spoken language.”

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