U-Carmen eKhayelitsha is a feature film based on Bizet's
nineteenth century set in modern day Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Girl (Carmen) seduces boy (Jongikhaya), boy becomes completely
obsessed, girl leaves boy for another (Lulamile), boy in a
jealous rage kills her. What drives Carmen to destruction?
U-Carmen Khayelitsha is a feature film sung and spoken in
Xhosa, one of South Africa's eleven official languages.
Awards: U-Carmen eKhayelitsha was the winner of the Golden
Bear for Best Film at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival
and was in official selection at the Cannes Film Festival
Tous les Cinemas du Monde, Toronto Film Festival, London Film
Festival, Ebert Film Festival, Dublin Film Festival, Pusan
Distribution: Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide distribution
rights outside of Africa.
Ster Kinekor released the film in South Africa in 2005.
Credit: Producer / Executive Producer
Director: Mark Dornford-May