MAX AND MONA
Director: Teddy Mattera, South Africa, 2004
Traditional beliefs say that the souls of the dead will not join their ancestors until the mourners cry at their graves. Farm boy Max Bua has inherited his grandfather's talent for mourning. Despite this heaven-sent gift, Max aspires to be a doctor and must travel to Johannesburg to begin his studies. With money the villagers collected for his tuition fees, he sets off to the city. Through a series of mishaps, Max finds himself penniless with a sacred goat and eventually lands at the doorstep of his notorious uncle. Director Teddy Mettera has constructed a slapstick comedy about a young boy's coming of age and his wild aventure with a most unlikely partner in crime. English, Afrikaans and Zulu with English subtitles, 98 mins.
Winner: Best First Feature, FESPACO Film Festival
Fri May, 5 5:15 PM
Tues May, 9 9:00 PM
Added by worldbfree on April 26, 2006