Keswick Film Festival

Thursday 27th February 8:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake


Director: Roberta Durrant Country: South Africa
Cert: PG Year: 2013 Length: 97 minsLanguage: English
A Homage To Dame Janet Suzman
2014 Festival
Book Tickets Felix

Audience Reaction

Score: 79.1% Attendance: 213


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Billy Elliot with a saxophone meets Buena Vista Social Club in Cape Town” summarises this vibrant film to kick off the 15th Festival. It is the latest film from our special guest, Dame Janet Suzman.

Felix's father used to play in the hottest jazz band in the Cape but his untimely death meant that his mother bans the Devil’s Music from the home.

At age 13 Felix starts to discover not only his musical roots but his own hitherto untapped talent.

Best Film, Filmfest Hamburg Michel Children & Youth Film Festival 2013.
Lucas Award - Best Film, Lucas International Children's Festival 2013.
Best Director, Africa International Film Festival 2013.
Audience Award - Best Film, Durban International Film Festival 2013.

Thanks to Penguin Films


You won't be able to resist Felix's upbeat tempo, jolly disposition, feel-good music, sharp-witted script and spirited underdog story.
Stephen Aspeling


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