Sew the Winter to My Skin

  • Sew the Winter to My Skin
Genre : Action
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2018
Format : Feature
Running time : 118 (in minutes)

A rousing, action-adventure-epic set in early 1950's rural South Africa, chronicling the captivating chase and suspenseful capture of the native outlaw, John Kepe. This self-proclaimed "Samson of the Boschberg" inevitably became a political threat to the very fabric of the ruling colonial society.

In a racially-charged and violent 1950's rural South Africa, a liberal journalist recounts the epic chase, edge-of-your-seat capture and intriguing trial of a flamboyant, native "Robin Hood". His captivating re-imagining, paints a portrait of a divisive outlaw - hunted by the Republic, elusive even to his loved ones, all whilst remaining a champion of the disenchanted.

A riveting ride into the heart of 1950s rural South Africa where a liberal journalist grapples with the fantastical account of the capture of a black rebel hero; a threat to the colonial farming community and a champion to the disenchanted.

A film by Jahmil X.T. QUBEKA

South Africa, 2018, Fiction, 118 mins, Action

starring Ezra Mabengeza, Kandyse McClure, Peter Kurth, David James, Antoinette Louw.

SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN | OFFICIAL TRAILER (2018) from Yellowbone Entertainment on Vimeo.

Inspired by true events
ORIGINAL TITLE: Sew the winter to my skin
YEAR: 2018
GENRE: Feature Film - Drama
DURATION: 128 min.
Plot Keywords: epic | south africa
Genres: Action | Adventure
Runtime: 118 min
COUNTRY: South Africa, Germany
Language: Afrikaans | Xhosa | English
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: without Dialogue
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Produced by
Layla Swart... producer
Carolyn Carew... co-producer
Theuns De Wet... line producer
Michael Henrichs... co-producer

DIRECTOR: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
WRITER: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Cinematography by Jonathan Kovel
Film Editing by Layla Swart
Casting By Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, Layla Swart
Production Design by Emilia Roux
Art Direction by Justice Nhlapo
Set Decoration by Axel Hoebel
Costume Design by Zureta Schulz (costumes supervised by), Pierre Vienings
Slindile Dladla... key makeup artist
Cebi Nene... assistant makeup artist
Nolitha Mkulisi... production manager
Darryn Bennett... first assistant director
Brendan Fish... first assistant director
Flo Maluleka... second assistant director
Thami Rangwaga... third assistant director
Maria Constantinides... art coordinator
Jane Henderson... assistant property master
Michael Hyman... key scenic
Sinovuyo Kaka Ndum Ndum... standby set dresser
Bongani Nyama... stand-by props
Surisa Surisa... property master
Barry Donnelly... re-recording mixer / sound editor / supervising Lucky Mkontwana... boom operator
Charl Mostert... foley recordist
Shaun Murdoch... sound mixer
David Mahlangu... special effects supervisor
Thobile Mahlangu... stunt coordinator
Taryn Baldwin... assistant camera
Arno Durandt... digital image technitian
Drikus Van De Merwe... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Inge Hough... pre-production assistant: costume
Jessica Jones... key costumer: standby
Nu Khanyile... wardrobe assistant
Zureta Schulz... costume supervisor
David Grant... digital intermediate colorist
Mustafa Mamdoo... assistant editor
Martinl... 2nd assistant editor (as Lamees Martin)
Khanyeza Khanyeza... location manager
Desiree Mkontwane... production coordinator

Kandyse McClure... Golden Eyes
Peter Kurth... Botha
David James... Frontiersman
Antoinette Louw... Mrs. Botha
Bok van Blerk... Simon
Dave Walpole... The Scarfaced Kid
Bongile Mantsai... Fearless the Rabble Rouser
Gabriel Fredericks... Dead Man Walking
Mandisa Nduna... Birthmark
Brenda Ngxoli... Mole
Ezra Mabengeza... John Kepe
Zolisa Xaluva... Black Wyatt Earp
Carlo Radebe... Rider
Nomhle Nkonyeni... Old Matriarch

Release Date: 8 February 2019 (South Africa)

Yellowbone Entertainment
DGS - Die Gesellschaft

World Sales
Rushlake Media

All rights worldwide except South Africa

* Fespaco 2019 - Compétition Long métrage Fiction (Nominee Etalon d'Or)
* Toronto Interntational Film Festival 2018 - Contemporary World Cinema
* Cape Town International Film Market and Festival - Best South African Feature Film



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