Competition - FictionFilms in VOD

Good Madam

By Jenna Cato Bass

Tsidi and her little girl are forced to move in with her estranged mother, Mavis, a live-in domestic worker who cares obsessively for her catatonic white 'Madam'.  Imperceptibly, a sinister spectre begins to stir.  But what spectr is it?  Jenna Cato Bass offers us a compelling and unique work that borrows the codes of fantastic cinema to reveal the ghosts of the Apartheid.

  • Section Competition - Fiction & Films in VOD
  • Original language(s) Xhosa & English
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

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Director(s)
Jenna Cato Bass
Writer(s)
Jenna Cato Bass, Babalwa Baartman, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Chris Gxalaba, Peggy Tunyiswa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Steve Larter & Chumisa Cosa

Casting

  • Nosipho Mtebe
  • Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya
  • Sanda Shandu
  • Khanyiso Kenqa
  • Chris Gxalaba
  • Sizwe Ginger Lubengu
  • Siya Sikawuti
  • Peggy Tunyiswa
  • Jennifer Boraine
  • Chumisa Cosa

World sales

  • Visit Films

Production

  • Fox Fire Films
  • Sanusi Chronicles
  • Causeway Films
  • Salmira Productions
  • Strange Charm

Cinematographer

  • Jenna Cato Bass

Sound

  • Lubabalo Bozo
  • Abongwe Xatyisiwe

Editor

  • Jacques De Villiers
Duration
92'
Year
2021
Production country
South Africa
Status
Swiss Premiere
Saturday 5 March

21:00

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

In presence of Chumisa Cosa, actress and co-writer.

Friday 11 March

20:45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 12 to 20 March 2022
(subject to availability)