Intriguing-looking trailer for a new South African film titled Otelo Burning, which opened this year’s Durban Film Festival – a festival that runs through July 31st.
Filmed on location in Durban, written by Sara Blecher, James Whyle and The Cast Workshop, and directed by Blecher (Surfing Soweto), Otelo Burning is a coming of age story centered on a group of township surfer kids, set in late 1980s, against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
It stars some familiar South African actors whose names have been mentioned once or twice on this site, attached to previous films, like Kenneth Nkosi, who also starred in Paradise Stop and White Wedding (South Africa’s entry in the 2009 Oscars in the foreign film category).
No other info yet on what’s next for the film, but it’s not on my watchlist, so you’ll know when I know…
Check out the trailer below.