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South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Title: Madame Sat�
Director: Karim A�nouz
Specs: Brazil / Portugal 2002 35mm 105min subtitled

Out In Africa Film Festival
We pay tribute to an Australian filmmaker, Philip Brooks, who died last year. This is the last feature film he produced.

This is a beautifully crafted, sumptuous investigation of the pre-fame life of the Rio Carnival legend, Jo�o Francisco Dos Santos. Set in the seedy Lada district (Brazil's Montmartre) of the 1930s, A�nouz magically weaves the key characters and social factors that drive this charismatic fighting cat with a Josephine Baker obsession.

Flamboyant and volatile, Jo�o lives with, and fiercely protects, his two �wives� (the prostitute and mother, Laurita, and the doe-eyed queen, Taboo) and despite his instincts falls for the handsome petty criminal, Renatinho. Jo�o might live on the edge of squalor and fight each day as it arrives, but his dreams are firmly fixed on becoming the star of his own cabaret act; a dream that he pursues, and his loyal �family� supports, despite bouts in prison, regular brawls, and seemingly insurmountable prejudice.

  • Out In Africa

    Jhb Wed 17 / 8pm Fri 19 / 6pm Sat 20 / 10.30pm
    CT Mon 22 / 10pm Wed 24 / 10.30pm Fri 26 / 8.30pm
    Dbn Sat 3 / 10.15pm

    All festival films
    American Eunuchs
    Beautiful Thing
    The Celluloid Closet
    The Experiment: Gay & Straight
    For a Lost Soldier
    Goldfish Memory
    It�s In the Water
    Knock �em Dead
    Latter Days
    Leather Jacket Love Story
    Little More Than a Year Ago.. Diary of a Porn Star
    Lost & Delirious
    Madame Sat�
    Man of the Year
    Party Monster
    Phantom (O Fantasma)
    Pianese Nunzio, 14 in May (14 anni a Maggio)
    Robin's Hood
    Send me an Angel
    Shake It All About (En kort en lang)
    Strawberry and Chocolate
    Wave Babes
    When Boys Fly
    A World of Love
    Yossi & Jagger



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