TMPC, Nostalgia Productions and Revolver Amsterdam are proud to announce that FIVE TIGER, the short film debut of South African writer/director Nomawonga Khumalo has been selected to play in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Set in present day South Africa, FIVE TIGER tells the story of Fiona, a god-fearing woman, who finds herself in a transactional relationship with the leader of her church as she tries to support her sick husband and daughter. An intersectional approach to exploring feminism within the religious construct, the film was described as ‘transcendent of centuries and continents’ by Makhosazana Khanyile, the CEO of the National Film & Video Foundation of South Africa.
“I was over the moon,” says Nomawonga after finding out about her selection. “Beyond the joy of being able to tell stories that are important to me, there is a great pleasure that comes with knowing that the story resonated with the programmers of a festival as prestigious as Sundance.”
FIVE TIGER will have its Sundance run from 28 January – 3 February 2021 and THE BURSARY is expected to go into production in the second quarter of next year.