Friday, December 03, 2004

Murmur

This Monday saw the next instalment in M-Net's Original Movies series. Murmur is the third full-length film in this initiative to boost the South African movie industry. If you missed the film, try and catch a rerun.

Produced by journalist Jacqui L'Ange and South African film veteran Grey Hofmeyr, Murmur is certainly a departure from the norm for South African movies. It tells the story of a young couple, Sage (Milan Murray) and Billy (Langley Kirkwood) who run a backpacker's lodge in Mozambique. The film examines their relationship, and the tensions which weigh heavily on it as they try to make a life for themselves, combined with a healthy dose of myth, legend, magic and suspense.