Local film invited to Toronto Film Festival
'Sleeper's Wake' is the only South African film invited to screen the Toronto International Film Festival.
A new South African feature film 'Sleeper's Wake' directed by Barry Berk is the only South African movie invited to screen at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF runs from 6-16 September and is regarded as the most prestigious film festival after Cannes.
'Sleeper's Wake' will premiere at TIFF on 7 September. It was first shown at the Durban Film Festival in July and received praise from local reviewers. The film is an adaptation of Alistair Morgan's award-winning novel of the same name. The movie is a suspense drama about a recently widowed man who takes refuge in a small coastal town to heal his grief, but gets tangled in a dangerous relationship with a beautiful young woman.
'Sleeper's Wake' has a strong all-local cast with stars like Lionel Newton (who starred in 'Jozi' and 'Stander'); Jay Anstey (who plays Charlie on Isidingo) and Deon Lotz (the star of 'Skoonheid' which screened at TIFF last year).
Watch the trailer of the film below and tell us what you think: