Slamdance Film Review: Fynbos

Posted January 21, 2013 in
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Slamdance Film Festival

Director: Harry Patramanis

In his first feature-length film, Harry Patramanis presents a story of mystery and doubt. Richard (Warrick Grier) is nearly finished building a lavish glass house in a remote area in the Western Cape of South Africa, but the expense of it all has brought him near bankruptcy and he is now hopelessly running out of time to sell the property. But when his cryptic wife, Meryl (Jessica Haines), disappears during his final efforts to sell his estate, questions begin to arise about the nature of their relationship and doubt spreads over everyone inside his glass house. Patramanis purposely leaves out seemingly important information to the story, which adds tremendously to the mystery of the film. Shot entirely on location in South Africa, Fynbos features a stunning landscape and makes such great use of the weather that the wind practically becomes a character within the film—adding eerily to the evasive nature of what the audience knows and what they presume. Fynbos celebrates its North American premiere here at the Slamdance Film Festival, and has also been accepted to the Berlinale Film Festival and the Durban International Film Festival.
Date: 1.18, 7:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
Date: 1.22,12:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
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