• KanyéKanyé
Genre : Romance
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Short
Running time : 25 (in minutes)

In a township in South Africa, an argument about which apple is better, the red or the green, causes the greatest divide in the town's history.

The film centre's itself in a small township, where many years ago, two best friends had a childish argument about which apple is better, the red or the green. The argument lead to the great division within the town, everyone who believed that the red apple would live on the left of a big white line in red houses while everyone who thought green was better would live on right side in green houses.
Thomas a big, friendly teenager who lives on the green side falls in love with a beautiful, compassionate girl called Thandi. The only problem is that she on the red side of the town. The couple is commanded to never see one another again by their parents, who would rather destroy something than let it blossom for what they believe is the greater good.
To overcome the division Thomas decides to build a string telephone from his room, across the township to Thandi's room on the red side. However how long can this connection go on until the townsfolk, especially their parents become aware.

Directed By: Miklas Mannekle

South Africa, short, 2013, 25 min, Romantic - Dark Comedy

Starring: Gundo Ramuligho, Bongeka Sishi, Nokwasi Gumede, Lucious Dosi, Zwelakhe Mtsaka, Vicky Kente & Thembalethu Ntuli

Student Narrative Film (AFDA, South Africa)

Genre: Romantic - Dark Comedy

Producer: Nelio Frade Da Silva,
Associate Producer: Tidimalo Motlhamme,
Director & Writer: Miklas Manneke,
Cinematographer: Charles Hunter Ryder,
Production Designers: Lize Snyman, Christina Vartimos, Zelia Da Silva, Charles Hunter Ryder,
Costume, Make-Up & Stylist: Maricia Pieterse,
Editor: Mpho Austin Malema,
Sound Designer: Alison Stevens,
Music Composer: Kirsten Marie Van Rooyen,
Visual Effects Artist: Garon Lehmann

Thomas: Gundo Ramuligho,
Thandi: Bongeka Sishi,
Palesa: Nokwasi Gumede,
Bongani: Lucious Dosi,
Mac: Zwelakhe Mtsaka,
Lerato: Vicky Kente,
Jabu: Thembalethu Ntuli

2014 | Poitiers Film Festival - Festival des films d'école, France
* Competition
* Screening- compétition 7 : dim 30 nov, 16h / mer 3 déc, 14h. TAP
* Screening - séance scolaire écoles : lun 1er déc, 9h30 / mar 2 déc, 9h30. TAP
* Screening- séance scolaire collège : mar 2 déc, 14h. TAP

2014 | Underexposed Film Festival | South Carolina, USA
* Won: Best in Show Award
* Won: Best Student Film Award

2014 | 33rd Uppsala International Short Film Festival - Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmfestival | Uppsala, Sweden | 20-26 October 2014
* won: Best Children's Film Award

2014 | International Student Film and Video Festival in Beijing, China
* Audience Choice Award

2014 | Pisek International Student Film festival, Czech Republic.
* Grand Prix award

2014 | Portsmouth Film Festival
* Best Short Film Award
* Best Cinematography Award

2014 | Monterrey International Film Festival
* Mexican Premiere

2014 | FESTICAB Film Festival, Bujumbura - Burundi
* Best Short Film Award

2014 | 24ème Festival International du Court-métrage Etudiant de Cergy-Pontoise, France
* Audience Choice Award for the Best Film

2014 | SAFTAS - South African Film & Television Awards, South Africa
* Best Student Film Award

2014 | RiverRun International Film Festival in North Carolina, USA.
* Best Narrative Student film

2014 | Lifetree Film Festival, Colorado, USA
* "Doing good" award

2014 | Annapolis filmfestival‬, United States
* Official Selection

2014 | 19th Afrika Film Festival, LEUVEN - Belgium
* Official Selection

2014 | Tampere Film Festival
* Official Selection

2014 | Cinesud Short Film Festival, Saint-Georges de Didonne (Dpt 16), France
* Audience choice award (Prix du Public)

2014 | Pan African Film & Arts Festival, Los Angeles - USA
* Official Selection

2014 | Flickerfest (Academy Award accredited) film festival, Sydney
* Official Selection

2013 | Afrikamera film festival in Berlin.
* Official Selection

2013 | 49th Chicago International Film Festival, USA
* Audience Choice Award

2013 | Shnit International Film Festival
* Official Selection

2013 | 9th Rwanda Film Festival, Kigali - Rwanda
* Official Selection

2013 | 40th Student Academy Awards (Student Oscars), L.A. - USA
* Finalist



Befolkningen i en sydafrikansk stad delas i två på grund av en viktig fråga. Vilket äpple är bäst, det röda eller det gröna?

South Africa 2013
Regissör: Miklas Manneke
Engelsk titel: KANYEKANYE.
Genre: Fiction.
Längd: 13 min.
Producent: Nelio Da Silva.



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