Son of Man

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  • 24 April 2008
Son of Man

After transplanting Bizet’s Carmen to South Africa in U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, brave and progressive filmmaker Mark Dornford-May takes on the gospels in this ambitious film set in the fictional African state of Judea. This film received its UK premier last year at Scotland’s Africa-in-Motion film festival.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 3 & Sun 4 May; GFT, Glasgow, Sun 18–Tue 20 May.

Son of Man

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • South Africa
  • 1h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Dornford-May
  • Cast: Zorro Sidloyi, Pauline Malefane, Andile Kosi

An ambitious new interpretation of the Gospels by the South African theatre and film ensemble Dimpho Di Kopane. The Saviour is born amid a civil war in the fictional African state of Judea. As he grows up he sets out to free his people from oppression through an ethics of non-violent protest and solidarity.