Wamkelekile (Welcome back)

  • Wankelekile (Bon retour)
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Short
Running time : 23 (in minutes)

An exciting new student production from AFDA, the prolific South African film school, Wamkelekile is the story of an estranged son, Lukhanyo, who reunites with his mentally challenged father, Simpiwe. When Lukhanyo returns to the farm where he grew up, memories of his difficult childhood flood back as he struggles to bond with his eccentric father.
Lukhanyo must come to terms with himself as well as his father faced with the elements of vast landscapes, coincidental fate, and trying jobs.

by Dorotea Vucic
South Africa | 23m | Beta SP | English and Xhosa with English subtitles | Rating 15 | Short fiction

Director: Dorotea Vucic
Script: Dorotea Vucic
Camera: Faheema Hendricks
Sound designer: Daniel Morcos, Virata Jugoo
Editing: Daniel Morcos
Music:Claude Morcos
Pré-existing music: Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Donovan Copley
Cast: Silulami Cola, Max Nadolny, Bonita Brink, Anne Kemll, Mzwakhe Mdidimba, Pumeza Gum Sam, Marcus Louw, Ashleigh Holloway, Allen Mauritz, Vuks Ngcingwana
Voice: Kevin Yates, Charlene Mhende
Decors: Sophie Nadolny
Special effects: Christo Leone
Sound Editing: Daniel Morcos
Sound Mixing: Virata Jugoo, Wheeler Spark


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