The Beast

Dir: Samantha Nell, Michael Wahrmann
Mostra: Specials Screenings
24' . 2016 . Brasil/France/South Africa


A fun day at a safari park somewhere in South Africa:
Jacob the porter dreamt he killed a leopard with his bare hands, Anthea tries to clean an isolated chalet, Cosmas sweeps leaves under the tree with cellular reception while listening to tourist’s conversations and Ndu is a game ranger on a safari where no animals can be found. Shaka, a Zulu performer, wants to do Shakespeare while Thando, his girlfriend, tells him the facts of life.

Rating 12 years

Screening: november 22 at 17h


Dominique Welinski
/ Excutive producer

Awongiwe Noluvo Polo, Felipe Santo
/ Producer

Nicholas Turvey
/ Cinematography

Zamokuhle Mkhize
/ Sound

Chico Nyalunga
/ Art direction

Maureen Shezi
/ Costume designer

Henion Han
/ Editor

Shaka Khulani Maseko, Thando Luleka Mhlanzi, Jacob Modise Sekgothe, Selifo Thabani Mahlobo, Michael Wahrmann
/ Cast

Festivals and Awards

  • Prêmio Especial do Júri e Prêmio da Crítica / Special Jury Award and Critcs Award - Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife 2016
  • Prêmio Especial do Júri / Special Jury Award - Festival de Sta. Maria da Feira 2016
  • Quinzena dos Realizadores – Festival de Cannes 2016
  • Sydney Film Festival 2016
  • Durban Film Festival 2016
  • Ficunam 2017
  • Hamburg Short Film Festival 2017
  • Huesca Short Film Festival 2017
São Paulo, Brasil

Samantha Nell, Michael Wahrmann

Samantha is a South African writer, director, and producer. She directed shorts such as Stiff (2012), Tortoise (2014) and Love Motel (2015). Michael born in Uruguay, grew up in Israel, and lives in São Paulo. He’s debut short film, Grandmothers (2010) was premiered at the 60˚ Berlinale. Avanti Popolo (2013), his first feature film, won the Best Film Award at the Rome Film Festival; Best Director at FICUNAM, Best Director and Critics Award at Brasilia Film Festival.