As part of the festival, Sundance TV is turning the Franschhoek town hall in Huguenot Road into a movie house, showing acclaimed films such as Woodpeckers, Free and Easy, and School Life. Sundance TV, which started broadcasting on DStv in June this year on channel 108, is famous for screening the best independent art house and cinema nouveau films. Movie viewings will be free on a first-come-first-served basis for over-18-year-olds. Each moviegoer will also receive a glass of Franschhoek wine and a box of truffle-salted popcorn before the show begins. Yum!
July 14, 4pm
In this Dominican Republic prison drama, we see an eruption of a seemingly impossible relationship between Julian, a thief, and Yanelly, the film’s only likeable character, who inevitably Julian also ends up liking. Their relationship is limited as Yanelly happens to be the girlfriend of Manaury, Julian’s psychopathic cell mate. – Lesley Mpofu
Free and Easy
July 14, 6.30pm
A comedy about a travelling soap salesman who visits a desolate Chinese town. It’s based on serious and common matters, but made comical by showing that “big” problems actually have a very simple solution. – Taryn van Niekerk
July 15, 3pm
Watch a year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. The eccentric and innovated approach they have to teaching remains indented on the students they encounter. – Charlotte Braithwaite