AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of Devil's Lair
Starts: Wednesday, 8 October, 2014 04:30pm
AfricAvenir, in partnership with FNCC, presents the Namibian premiere of “Devi’s Lair”, directed by South Africa's Riaan Hendricks, produced by Namibia's Neil Brandt.
Entrance: 20,- N$
The Devil’s Lair is a complex and nuanced film that asks very hard question on the relationships between poverty, crime, violence and bonds that bind families together despite the odds.
Ageing gangster Braaim is a drug dealer and the leader of the gang, The Nice Time Kids. In this verite style film, we dive deep into the constrictive, claustrophobic space of a Mitchell’s Plein gang leader whose plans for escaping a life of poverty have still not and probably never will, come to fruition. A pacy, gritty ride through the underworld of a deadly turf war that doesn’t give in to the sensationalist glamour of the “gangster.” Rather the film is a mature reflection on the relationship between poverty and freedom that surprises the viewer with its intimate portrayal of a world of despair, entrapment, contrasts, and unceasing hope.
Best World Cinema Award, New Zealand International Documentary Edge Festival
Special Mention, 24th Festival Cinema Africano Asia Latin Americana, Milan
Special Jury Award, Luxor International Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature, & Best Editing, 2014 South African Film & Television Awards
Best Feature Documentary, Screen Excellence Awards, Durban
Best South African Documentary, Jozi Film Festival