OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
WHERE HAS TIME GONE? – BRICS SHORTS 1 – 111min
DIRECTOR & WRITER : Jahmil X.T. Quebeka
SK Nouveau 5, 15 Oct @ 10am | Nu Metro 6, 16 Oct @ 10.30pm
In a future virtual reality, every snowflake is tagged; every raindrop can speak, and every individual’s life is predestined. The program that runs this world is as ancient as the beginning of time. No one knows how this came to be, nor can anyone take control of his or her life.
Nobomi SX1, a programmed janitor, is somehow inspired to change her destiny even if it means to risk her life. She uses all her effort to create something different for herself, a path where she could feel life itself and find the meaning of being a human.
Artistic Merit Award at The 2nd BRICS Film Festival
Presented by Xstream Pictures (Beijing) and Huanxi Media Group Ltd. with Jia Zhang-ke as the producer, “Where Has Time Gone?” is an anthology feature film showing five segments directed by five directors from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, exploring the theme of time and love through their own perspectives.
Caught in frenzied spiral of economic and social development, people are always trying to keep up and chase faster pace of life. It almost becomes an addition that real people and things around individuals are ignored. It is especially true in BRICS countries that are experiencing almost aggressive development where people constantly feel time has lost, hence raise the question “Where has time gone?”.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jahmil X.T. QUBEKA is considered South Africa’s most outstanding contemporary black director. His film Of Good Report
was chosen to open the Durban Film Festival and won him five African Movie Academy Awards. The film was also selected for many prominent film festivals including the Toronto Film Festival and London Film Festival