Afrikaans war drama bags international film award

2017-03-01 13:41

Cape Town – Afrikaans war drama Modder en Bloed bagged its first international award.

The film won the Audience Choice Award – Best Feature Drama at the Sedona International Film Festival.

The festival which ran from 18-26 February celebrates the best in independent film from around the world.

Writer, director and producer Sean Else was in Sedona to accept the award and hailed it as a tremendous team effort from all involved with this film.

“It's great to get the recognition and appreciation from an audience outside of South Africa, these awards mean the most as they are voted for by the public," says Else.

This is the fourth International Film Festival where Modder en Bloed has been selected in the Official Competition Section, this is also the first Competition Award.

Set in 1901, this period epic follows Willem Morkel, a Boer family man whose wife and son are murdered during the Anglo-Boer War. Captured as a prisoner of war, Willem must survive incarceration in the notorious St. Helena concentration camp and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell, at his own game—Rugby.

Watch the trailer here:

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