Dir. Vincent Moloi
(15min, South Africa, 2013)
East Coast Premiere
Long after his friends and family have moved on, Jewish pensioner Aaron Zukerman remains in his inner-city apartment, his world getting ever smaller and smaller, as the city closes in on his memories and happiness. His focus is on a weekly assignation with a kindly prostitute. But when her unexpected replacement arrives one Friday, an initially angry response sparks a chain of events that ultimately changes the way the old man sees his world. A gentle, poetic ode to the power of reinvention.
Barea was produced with the support of the Focus Features Africa First program, The Gauteng Film Commission of South Africa and The National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa.
||Vincent Moloi, primarily a documentary filmmaker, has directed different drama series for TV. He studied Media Studies before cutting his teeth at Soweto Community TV initiative. For the SABC he has made ground-breaking documentaries including A Pair of Boots and Bicycle, profiling black South African soldiers in WWII; Nightsweepers, an earnest examination of women sweeping the streets of Johannesburg at night; I am A Rebel about a South African author and Robben Island anti-apartheid prisoner turned anti-capitalist activist.