24 January 2012
Oliver Schmitz | South Africa | 2010 | 100 min
Family Drama | Film Notes
In 1988, Oliver Schmitz made ‘Mapantsula’, one of the great Apartheid-era South African films. In “Life Above All” he unflinchingly explores family life in modern Johannesburg. Post-Apartheid South Africa is still split into the haves and have-nothings. This outstanding film is full of power and rage at what this means for people growing up there. A massive hit on the art house circuit this is a tough but rewarding watch.