Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
2017
High Fantasy
Jenna Bass
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Réalisateur(s) : Jenna Bass
Avec : Steven Markovitz, Jenna Bass, David Horler
Durée : 71
Type : fiction

Français

Quatre jeunes amis sud-africains lors d’un voyage de camping dans une ferme isolée se réveillent pour découvrir qu’ils ont tous changé de corps. Comme ils naviguent dans un labyrinthe de la politique de la nation soi-disant arc-en-ciel, ils capturent leur situation bizarre dans les vidéos selfie – avec des résultats hilarants et tragiques.

Un film de Jenna BASS

Afrique du Sud, 2017, Fiction, 1h11 minutes, couleur, anglais

avec Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser

2ème long métrage

Tags : Identité, Perspectives mondiales, Justice sociale, Femmes au cinéma, AFRIQUE SUB-SAHARIENNE, Réalisatrice, Drame, Fiction, Identity, Global Perspectives, Social Justice, Women In Film, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN, Female Director, Drama

Un film créé par Jenna Bass, Qondiswa James, Nalá Khumalo, Francesca Varre Michel et Liza Scholtz

Producteur délégué :
Irshaad Ebrahim

Producteurs :
Jenna Bass, Steven Markovitz, David Horler

Réalisatrice :
Jenna Bass

Scénario :
Jenna Bass, Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser

Images :
Jenna Bass Qondiswa, James Nala Khumalon, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser

Musique :
Jason Sutherland

Montage :
Kyle Wallace

Décors :
Chantell Lungiswa Joe, Jenna Bass

Production déléguée : Proper Films (Afrique du Sud)

Co-Production : Deal Productions (Luxembourg), Fox Fire Films, Big World Cinema (Afrique du Sud)

Ventes (USA) : Bridge Independent

Publicist : Touchwood PR

Ventes Internationales : Mongrel International
www.mongrelmedia.com/international/film/high-fantasy.aspx


2019 | 14ème Festival cinémas d’Afrique – Lausanne 2019, Suisse | 22-25 août 2019
* Sélection

2018 | DIFF – Durban International Film Festival, Afrique du Sud
* Meilleur Long métrage sud-africain (Best S.A. Feature)
* Vainqueur du Prix du Courage artistique (Artistic Bravery)

2017 | TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival, Canada | 7-17 sept 2017
* Sélection – Discovery/Next Wave
* Première Mondiale / World Premiere
www.tiff.net/tiff/high-fantasy/

English

Four young, South African friends on a camping trip on an isolated farm wake up to discover they’ve all swapped bodies. As they navigate a labyrinth of so-called Rainbow Nation politics, they capture their bizarre predicament in selfie videos – with hilarious and tragic results.

A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they’ve all swapped bodies !
Stranded in the wilderness, they’ll have to navigate a personal-political labyrinth if their friendship and their lives are ever to be the same again.

A film by Jenna BASS

South Africa, 2017, Drama, 1h 11min, colour, English, 14A

starring Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser

2nd feature.



Duration: 71 minutes
Countries: South-Africa | Luxembourg
Languages: English / Afrikaans


NOTE BY THE PROGRAMMER
Jenna Bass’ second feature, High Fantasy, confirms the suggestion she is part of « the new wave of South African filmmaking. » In following up her award-winning debut, Love The One You Love, Bass turns her camera – actually an iPhone, which she used to shoot the film – on four very different friends camping in the Northern Cape.
From the get-go, their jovial antics are interspersed with cutting conversations about race, land claims, and gender relations. Against starkly beautiful desert landscapes, the group captures these debates on their phones (between performing party tricks and hitting joints). But when they wake up the next day, they’ve inexplicably swapped bodies. Now, the discussions from the day before take on painful, and potentially destructive, new meanings.
High Fantasy reverberates with a powerful realness that is grounded by breakout performances from Qondiswa James, Liza Scholtz, Nala Khumalo, and Francesca Michel – all co-writers of the script. Their performances transcend clichés so often associated with asking questions about what it would mean to live in another’s skin.

With a raw style that’s part Blair Witch and part Tangerine, High Fantasy probes apartheid’s still-unhealed wounds and challenges the platitudes of a promised peaceful future.
KIVA REARDON, TIFF 2017, Toronto

Tags: Identity, Global Perspectives, Social Justice, Women In Film, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN, Female Director, Drama

A movie created by Jenna Bass, Qondiswa James, Nalá Khumalo, Francesca Varre Michel and Liza Scholtz

Executive Producer
Irshaad Ebrahim

Producers
Jenna Bass, Steven Markovitz, David Horler

director
Jenna Bass

screenplay
Jenna Bass, Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser

Cinematography
Jenna Bass Qondiswa, James Nala Khumalon, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser

music
Jason Sutherland

Editing
Kyle Wallace

Production Designers
Chantell Lungiswa, Joe, Jenna Bass

Production: Proper Films (Afrique du Sud)

Co-Production: Deal Productions (Luxembourg), Fox Fire Films, Big World Cinema (Afrique du Sud)

US Sales
Bridge Independent

Publicist
Touchwood PR

International Sales
Mongrel International
www.mongrelmedia.com/international/film/high-fantasy.aspx


2019 | 14th edition Festival cinémas d’Afrique – Lausanne 2019 | 22-25 August 2019, Switzerland
* Selection

2018 | DIFF – Durban International Film Festival, Afrique du Sud
* Best S.A. Feature (winner)
* Artistic Bravery (winner)

2017 | TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival, Canada | 7-17 sept 2017
* Selection – Discovery/Next Wave
* World Premiere
www.tiff.net/tiff/high-fantasy