A rousing and imaginative contemporary adaptation of the 19th century George Bizet opera.
-Tom Dawson, BBC
Classic opera travels to contemporary South Africa and finds a comfortable home amid a shantytown setting.
-Russell Edwards, VARIETY
The most-performed opera in the world gets a new spin in U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, which sets the famous opera Carmen in modern-day South Africa. The music, translated and sung in Xhosa and mixed with traditional song, gives the film a thrilling synthesis of Xhosa culture and European opera, while still telling the age-old story of love and obsession, duty and desire, jealousy, revenge and madness.
Theatrical Release Date
Original Languages: Xhosa
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 120 min.