Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: the South African Department of Arts and Culture
Darrell Roodt, who wrote the award-winning film Yesterday, directed Little One, which was South Africa’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards in 2012.
Little One 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 (Darrell James 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.”
Feature film, drama, 84 minutes
Writer & Director Darrel Roodt
Producer Anton Ernst
Language English, Zulu (English subtitles)
Rating: PG (theme of sexual violence)
South Africa Nominee to Academy Awards - Best Foreign Film
SAFTA Award Nomination Best Director, Best Writer, Best Actress