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International Feature Competition

One Take Grace Lindiwe Matshikiza

This unique film is a creative portrait of a South African woman in her fifties who wears many hats: that of a mother, a housekeeper, and a talented actor. Over 10 years, director and multidisciplinary artist Lindiwe Matshikiza worked closely with the protagonist and co-writer, Mothiba Grace Bapela. The result is a poetic and poignant story in which Bapela delivers a direct, first-person account of her painful past and her trying life as a Black woman from a deprived background. One Take Grace makes smart use of the power of performance and a polished sound design to highlight the visceral need to be heard to envisage a fresh start.
— Editorial Team

competition : International Feature Competition

One Take Grace

  • Country : South Africa
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : Sepedi
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 91 MIN
  • Cinematography : Breeze Yoko
  • Cinematography : Lindiwe Matshikiza
  • Cinematography : Sifiso Khanyile
  • Cinematography : Mothiba Grace Bapela
  • Cinematography : Zen Marie
  • Cinematography : Mandlakazi Zilwa
  • Cinematography : Katlego Bapela
  • Cinematography : Karabo Sathekge
  • Cinematography : Nokubonga Mothiba Bapela
  • Editing : Khalid Shamis
  • Production : Lindiwe Matshikiza
  • Production : Mothiba Grace Bapela
  • Music : João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga
  • Sound Design : João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga
The film’s journey :

International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam | World Premiere, Outstanding Artistic Contribution Award

Olhar de Cinema | Special Mention

BlackStar Film Festival | Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature

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