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

Fin Pictures releases new poster and Manjoo on the Cape Town film scene

The new Woodwind poster has been released especially for film festivals; it is designed and photographed by Marcel Duvenage.   With Woodwind opening at the Cape Town International Film Festival on October 16, director Fin Manjoo speaks for the first time about the movie’s selection in competition. “Cape Town is just the beginning in Woodwind‘s … Continue reading Fin Pictures releases new poster and Manjoo on the Cape Town film scene

Screen Africa’s article on Woodwind’s award nominations

One of Africa’s leading film magazines Screen Africa published this article on Woodwind’s award nominations for the upcoming South African Premiere screening at the Cape Town International Film Festival in October.  There’s also quotations from director Fin Manjoo, lead actor Leandro Taub, cinematographer Nicolas Joray and soundtrack composer Stefan Fraunberger. You can read the full article on … Continue reading Screen Africa’s article on Woodwind’s award nominations