South African Film Festival

Short Films - Phefumla + What Did You Dream? + Umama

Expired May 24, 2022 1:45 PM
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What did you dream? is a magical film about magical thinking in an unmagical world. The film depicts three children using their night dreams to reveal lucky numbers for the Chinese lottery – an event which generates great local excitement. Part of the charm of this vignette stems from the authenticity and appeal of the child actors. The film also serves as a window into life in the townships and highlights parental absence, the unquestioned authority of the matriarch, the supportive presence of neighbours and the responsibilities of the small children in the running of the household. Although financially pinched, family life seems nonetheless rich in so many other ways.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Rating
    All Ages
  • Director
    Karabo Lediga
  • Screenwriter
    Karabo Lediga
  • Producer
    Lesedi Siswana, Luke Henkeman
  • Cast
    Connie Chiume, Lethabo Mpoko, Karabo Maleka
  • Cinematographer
    Rick Joaquim
  • Editor
    Melissa Parry
  • Production Design
    Lungile Cindi