The 4th Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) unveils South African drama as festival opener:
THINA SOBABILI (The Two of Us) will open #TBFF16 as an Ontario Premiere,
Hosted by the award-winning director Ernest Nkosi
Tuesday, February 10, 2016 at Isabel Bader Theatre – 7:30PM
Presented by Global News
South Africa’s submission to the 88th Annual Academy Awards® Best Foreign Language Film Category
January 7, 2016 TORONTO – The Toronto Black Film Festival #TBFF16, presented by Global News in collaboration with TD Bank, is proud to kick start its 4th edition with the award-winning South African film Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us), by Ernest Nkosi. The film will be presented as an Ontario Premiere at 7:30PM on Tuesday, February 10 at Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street W) – hosted by the acclaimed director. Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us) served as South Africa’s submission to the 88th Annual Academy Awards® Best Foreign Language Film Category; and was also South Africa’s choice to the 73rd Golden Globes awards 2016.
“We are very proud to open #TBFF16 with such a powerful film,” said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of TBFF. “Through its uncompromising dedication to exploring the lives of young people in the Townships, Thina Sobabili encompasses what the festival is all about.”
Directed by Ernest Nkosi, Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us) is a coming-of-age story that follows young siblings Thulani and Zanele, whose relationship is strained when Zanele falls for an older man and plans to use him to escape her bleak surroundings. The film won the Best Picture Award at the Rwanda Film Festival, and Audience awards at the Jozi Film Festival and the Pan African Film festival.
The 4th annual Toronto Black Film Festival #TBFF16, presented by Global News in collaboration with TD Bank, runs from February 10 to 14, 2016 and promises to be Toronto’s biggest celebration of Black History Month through films and much more.
ABOUT THE TORONTO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, TBFF is dedicated to celebrating the very best in cinematic work dealing with the experiences of black people from a diversity of communities. Our mandate is to provide an opportunity for filmmakers from all ethnic backgrounds to shine the spotlight on authentic stories that reflect the realities of black experiences. Along with its sister festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (now in its 12th year), TBFF showcases new voices in cinema and encourages audiences to see the world in new ways. In connecting black films with viewers of all ethnic origins, we recognize the differences that make us unique while celebrating the shared values that bring us together.
Source: Toronto Black Film Festival
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