The Forgotten Kingdom | PREVIEW

Sat 8 Nov| 18:30| Ritzy Brixton

The Forgotten Kingdom, PREVIEW
Dir. Andrew Mudge
South Africa/Lesotho/USA, 2013. 102min. Colour. Southern Sotho with English subtitles.

This multi award-winning feature (including Best Picture Winner at Woodstock Film Festival) follows young Atang who returns from the city of Johannesburg to the remote, mountainous village of his birth in Lesotho where he has been summoned to bury his estranged father. Befriended by an orphan herd-boy and stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of his people, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.

+ Ududeagu
Dir. Akwaeke Emezi Nigeria. 2014. 2min. B&W. Igbo with English subtitles.

An experimental Igbo short shot in Lagos, Nigeria, UDUDEAGU is a story about impermanence and a spider. It is a piece of visual mythology that explores intimate spaces as sites of loss and leaving.