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FIPRESCI’s Botha: Woodwind by far SA’s best film

Film Professor Martin Botha is the only Southern African member of the International Federation of Film Critics, the organization world renowned to send the most respected critics in world cinema to festivals (FIPRESCI: Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique). Here’s what Botha had to say about Woodwind, the feature film by debutant director Fin Manjoo. … Continue reading FIPRESCI’s Botha: Woodwind by far SA’s best film

Woodwind Premiere: Like a post modern music concert

The music of Woodwind would normally be categorized as Western Classical or Indian Classical Music, but it was the unique composition of Bonifaz’s music by Stefan Fraunberger that resonated late into the night. Cape Town packed the theatre with full attendance for the very first showing of director Fin Manjoo’s film and it received an … Continue reading Woodwind Premiere: Like a post modern music concert

10 reasons not to watch Woodwind and 10 reasons to watch: Why you’ve never seen a film like it

Let’s begin positively. The 10 reasons to watch our feature film, Woodwind (in no particular order): The beautiful cinematography by Nicolas Joray, contrasting the eastern and western worlds. A unique soundtrack with glorious classical music from both Western and Eastern philosophy, and an ingenious art music composition. Leandro Taub’s tremendous performance and journey as Bonifaz, … Continue reading 10 reasons not to watch Woodwind and 10 reasons to watch: Why you’ve never seen a film like it

Woodwind to screen in competition in Lisbon, Nov 2018

Woodwind is nominated in competition in Lisbon for Best International Feature Film and other awards. The November 2018 screening is now confirmed and has been organized a year in advance for Lisbon, Portugal. This is an unusual arrangement since festivals usually reveal their selections a month before a festival. Woodwind was selected for 2017, but … Continue reading Woodwind to screen in competition in Lisbon, Nov 2018