High Fantasy

Director: Jenna Cato Bass 2017 74 Minutes Ages 15+
High Fantasy Fri 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:15pm 120mins New Farm Six Cinemas
High Fantasy Sun 21 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:00pm 74mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

High Fantasy is a movie for the woke set in 2017; it’s about the exploration of the beliefs we espouse on the surface, art that bores beneath that surface to mine its characters’ true feelings.’ — Andrew Crump, The Playlist

Four friends go on a camping trip on a remote property in the South African countryside. To their horror, they wake up on the first morning and discover they’ve all swapped bodies — black and white, male and female are now reversed. What follows is a smart and riveting exploration of racial bias, with the heavy legacy of apartheid and gender politics examined through the leads’ superbly acted, naturalistic and freaked-out conversation.

Screening as part of ‘Voices in African Cinema


Classification:Ages 15+
Country:South Africa
Language:Afrikaans, with English subtitles
Director:Jenna Cato Bass
Producer:David Horler, Steven Markovitz
Cast:Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz
Script:Jenna Cato Bass
Program strand:Features
Rights:Mongrel Media