AfricAvenir invites to the Namibian Premiere of “Durban Poison”, winner of the Best South African Feature award at Durban International Film Festival 2013. The film, directed by Andrew Worsdale, features in the male lead role Brandon Auret, known from his role in District 9. The film was produced in 2013, by Karoo Film Company, language is English and some Afrikaans with English subtitles.
Durban Poison was almost made in 1988. Everything but the filming itself was completed before investors pulled out. Now is the time to watch the second feature film of Andrew Worsdale!nThe screening will take place at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek on Saturday, 31May 2014 at 7 pm. Entrance: 30,- N$nAbout the film
With Durban Poison, 27 years after his controversial first feature "Shot Down" was banned in his South Africa and went on to festival acclaim becoming ‚South Africa’s definitive cult film of the 1980s‘, writer/director Andrew Worsdale returns with this noir romance set amongst the marginalised white underclass.
Inspired by a true story, Durban Poison is a road movie that follows a police investigation into four murders and charts the doomed romance of outlaw lovers.nDurban Poison is an expose of a relationship between two lovers whose passionate affair self-destructed; they ended up as serial-killers, South Africa’s version of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, killing four people in a game of sex for money. Told in flashback the film follows the culprits and the police as they return to the scenes of the crime. Moving between the present and the past, the film is a tale of murder and romance, of truth and lies, of memory and regret so the audience isn’t clear until the climax who is guilty but meanwhile have become complicit witnesses of a powerful, combustible romance.nAwards
The film won Best South African feature film at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival. At the 3rd Luxor African Film Festival in March 2014, Jim Neversink, first time film composer of the musical score of Durban Poison won a special jury prize for his work on the movienProduction Details
Director-Screenwriter Andrew Worsdale
Producers Diony Kempen, Deon Meyer, Carmel Nayanah
Cast: Brandon Auret, Cara Roberts, Gys De Villiers, Marcel Van Heerden
Country/Year/Length: South Africa/2013/94min
Language: in English and some Afrikaans with English subtitles
Production company Karoo Film Company
The film series African Perspectives is supported by AfriCine, WhatsOnWindhoek, Turipamwe Design, and the Goethe-Centre Windhoek.n© Copyright AfricAvenir 2014