Meerkat Maantuig Film Review —Toronto South African Film Festival

Discuss the film in terms of South African cinemas n general and identify what thematic and formal elements the film presents as specifically “South African.”You may use scholarly articles or outside sources on South African cinema for this. The rest of your review should discuss the polymorphic and polyvalent aspects of the film —i.e. how the film fits into a larger world cinema conversation, making use of the terminology from the course textbook and lectures you do so. For example, you might ask:

a. What stylistic elements from Hollywood filmmaking does the film make use of?

b.Who are the individuals and institutions behind the production of the film —cast, crew, producers, funders? c.What international accolades have the film received? How does the film conform to a “festival film aesthetic or not)?In this section of the review, you can also discuss how you believe the film fits into the overall programming of the TSAFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Solution

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