South by South Presents: FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

South by South Presents: FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

Fri 9 Nov | 19:00 | South London Gallery BOOKING NOW

Dir. Michael Matthews
South Africa. 2017. 120 mins. Sesotho, and English with English subtitles.
This intriguing South African Western-Thriller observes Tau who returns to his hometown of Marseilles after 20 years, only to find it – and some of his former friends – in the grip of a violent oppressive power, one he must reluctantly fight to liberate.

South by South is a series of quarterly film screenings showcasing the work of African artists alongside a programme of masterclasses for young filmmakers.


Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews’ love for cinema gives him a strong focus on emotive, visual storytelling and performance. He really enjoys finding the core of a concept and making it feel more unique and powerful. He has been nominated and won awards both locally and internationally for his work in commercials, short films and music videos, and worked with brands such as MTV, Axe/Lynx, Nike, Kulula (airlines), TAB, Wrigleys and Smirnoff. Directing high and low budget, technically complex productions, has earned Michael a reputation for executing ambitious projects. Five Fingers for Marseilles is Michael’s first feature film.