We are thrilled to announce that Little One, South Africa’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the recent Academy Awards, will be our closing feature this year. It is the Canadian Premiere.
Darrell Roodt, who wrote the award-winning film Yesterday, directed Little One, which tells the story of a six-year-old rape victim left for dead in a township near Johannesburg. She is eventually rescued by an older woman, who decides to launch her own investigation. Roodt has called it “a film for the new South Africa.”
Little One was nominated for three SAFTA awards: Best Director of a Feature Film, Best Actress in a Feature (Lindiwe Ndlovu) and Best Writing in a Feature Film (Roodt).
“The movie’s story is told beautifully and poignantly, in a way that resembles and maybe even supersedes some of Roodt’s earlier acclaimed movies,” says producer Anton Ernst. “Ultimately it is a story of love and hope.”
We look forward to sharing this moving film with you on April 14. Here is the trailer:
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