Saturday 11 February 2017, 14.00 Stevenson Lecture Theatre £3, Members/concessions
Bizet’s opera Carmen, a classic tale of doomed love, has inspired myriad interpretations and adaptations the world over. Here the love triangle is relocated to contemporary Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town, where Carmen works in a cigarette factory. Sung in Xhosa and seething with life, heat and colour, this genre-smashing, fiercely original film has become a modern classic since winning top prize at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival, the first African film to do so.
Presented in collaboration with Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual film festival. Director: Mark Dornford-May South Africa, 120 mins, Cert 12