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© Sibs Shongwe La Mer (All right reserved)

N E C K T I E   Y O U T H 

(2015) (Feature Film)

 

 

Written & Directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer
Producer/s: Elias Ribeiro, Gijs Kerbosch 

Editor: Mathew Swonepoel, Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, Candice Frank
Cinematographer: Chuanne Blofield

Production Company/s: Urucu Media, Whitman Pictures Independent, 100% Halal  

Sales Agent: Premium Films (Paris) 

Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophizing in their privileged Johannesburg neighborhood. Gorgeously shot using rich black-and-white photography, the story is anchored by the live-streamed suicide of their friend Emily. Jabz and September are ill equipped to handle the tragedy that interrupts the hollowness of their daily lives.A first-time director, 23-year-old Sibs Shongwe-La Mer depicts a raw, unique, and captivating post-apartheid Johannesburg. Facing adulthood and forced to confront a changing society today’s disaffected youth ultimately confronts a hard truth that can’t be ignored.—Deborah Rudolph
 

WORLD PREMIER- BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIER- TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 

AUSTRALIAN PREMIER- SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 

SPANISH PREMIER-  FESTIVAL  DE CINE DEL SUR 

DUTCH PREMIER- WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL