MLUNGU WAM/GOOD MADAM
06.10 – 19:30 / 07.10 – 17:00
South Africa, 2021
Fiction, Colour, 92′.
IsiXhosa, English, subtitled in Spanish.
Directed by Jenna Cato Bass
Original story Jenna Cato Bass, Babalwa Baartman
Script Babalwa Baartman, Jenna Cato Bass, Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Chris Gxalaba, Peggy Tunyiswa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Steve Larter
Producers Babalwa Baartman, Jenna Cato Bass, Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings
Photography Jenna Cato Bass
Sound Lubabalo Bozo
Music Simon Ratcliffe
Editing Jacques de Villiers
Main actors Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenga, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siva Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa, Chris Gxalaba
Synopsis: MLUNGU WAM is a creepy psychological thriller about Tsidi, a single mother who is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a maid who obsessively cares for her catatonic white ‘Madam’ and lives in her house. However, as Tsidi tries to heal her family, the sinister spectre of ‘Madam’ begins to stir…
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Premiere at TIFF 2021; Opening film at Brazil African Film Oyster 2022; National premiere at AFRIKALDIA 2022 and Sitges 2022; Durban IFF 2022; Torino IFF 2022; Cairo IFF 2022; Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2022; Calgary IFF 2022; Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2022.