Thursday, September 02, 2004

The Zimbabwe International Film Festival opens with the Wooden Camera

THE seventh edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival opened at the weekend.

A music concert and a premiere of a South African film The Wooden Camera set the reels in motion that will see over 100 films being screened in Harare, Bulawayo and Chitungwiza.

Other highlights at this year's film festival include Alex's Elise and Belle-mere, a scene from Alex's Wedding, a documentary by Jean-Marie Teno about a polygamous marriage ceremony in Cameroon.

The United States based Zimbabwean actor Mike Chinyamurindi will feature in the award-winning South African short film, Ubuntu's Wounds by Sechaba Morojele. Morojele will be attending ZIFF to present his film.

Another film that is set to attract interest from filmgoers is called Sleepless Nights.

The film was written and directed by Hani Khalifa of Egypt.

Zimbabwean filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga's musical short film Kare Kare Zvako, based on a Shona folk tale, will premiere at ZIFF complete with a live performance by Prudence Katomeni, who sings many of the songs in the film.