Afrika Eye 2014
Four Corners 18 (S)
Set in South Africa's Cape Flats, in a community dominated by gangsters and violence, this beautifully made and adrenaline-charged film depicts both brutal violence and a sense of hope that a young man can escape the cycle. Against this treacherous backdrop, four very different lives intersect: 13-year-old Ricardo is a chess prodigy increasingly tempted by the prospect of joining a street gang. Farakhan, a general in the Numbers Gang, is released after a long stint in prison, determined to go straight. There's a cop investigating the disappearance of a series of young boys, and a London-based surgeon who returns home for her father's funeral, only to be drawn into the dangerous world she long left behind. An unflinchingly honest and authentic look at a society marred by a culture of violence, while showing a path forward to a more promising future.
Ticket prices: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions.