Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

A coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of a leafy college in South Africa. Black 14-year-old Felix wins a scholarship to a prestigious school, but to overcome the system’s ingrained prejudice he decides to become a great saxophonist – like his famous late father. His mother isn’t keen on the idea: she sees jazz as a gateway to alcoholism, debt and early death. But will Felix’s youthful enthusiasm manage to win her over? Quite likely. The film is being marketed as 'Billy Elliot meets Buena Vista Social Club': this might be a bit ambitious, but it does look like a low-key, warm-hearted tale. Johannesburg-born Janet Suzman (Oscar-nominated for ‘Nicholas and Alexandra’) stars as the stern music teacher, in her first ever South African feature film.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Roberta Durrant
Shirley Johnson
Janet Suzman
Linda Sokhulu
Hlayani Molatana
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