LIFE, ABOVE ALL

CHANDA'S SECRETS

By Oliver SCHMITZ

DREAMER JOINT VENTURE FILMPRODUKTION GMBH - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010

LIFE, ABOVE ALL is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2010
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oliver SCHMITZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Dennis FOON
    • Producer(s)
    • Oliver STOLTZ (Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH), Greig BUCKLE (ENIGMA PICTURES (Pty) Ltd), Helge SASSE (Senator Film Produktion GmbH), Thomas REISSER (NIAMA-Film GmbH)
    • Synopsis
    • Just after the death of her newly-born baby sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth.
    • Partners & financing
    • ENIGMA PICTURES (Pty) Ltd., Senator Film Produktion GmbH, NIAMA-Film GmbH
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2010
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