Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
All films at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s
At times raw and violent, at times touching and true, award-winning Four Corners weaves the universal themes of love, loss, kinship, betrayal and redemption.
When Farakhan is released after 13 years in prison, he wants a quiet life and a ‘river of peace’. But he finds a world more violent than when he left it. Thirteen-year-old Ricardo is at a crossroads, lured in equal measure by the thrill of warfare on the chessboard and the seductive prestige of joining a powerful street gang.
With no father to guide him, the one adult he looks up to is Tito, a career cop hell bent on tracking down the serial killer of young boys. Meanwhile, Leila, a London-trained doctor, returns home for her estranged father’s funeral, runs into Farakhan, recognizes him as the boy who lived next door, and finds herself drawn into his world.
Four Corners is a multi-thread, coming of age crime drama — and a window into the mean streets of Cape Town.
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Director: Ian Gabriel
Producers: Cindy Gabriel & Genevieve Hofmeyr
- BEST FILM — NIAGARA INTEGRATED FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
- BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE — SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
- BEST FEATURE (US & INTERNATIONAL) — SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
- OFFICIAL SOUTH AFRICAN SELECTION — BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS
- NOMINEE, BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM — INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY, 2014 SATELLITE AWARDS
What the Critics are Saying
“Four Corners is quite simply one of the best South African films in recent memory … It’s a thriller that can hold its own against the world’s best.”
— Sandiso Ngubane, SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
“Four Corners is an open invitation to enter an unknown world of violence and survival. It is also a marvellously directed sophomore effort.”
— Carlos Aguilar, INDIEWIRE
“… one of the most fearless, bold and best South African films ever made … See it at all costs.”
— Leon van Nierop, DAILY SUN