The narrative feature film, No Matter recently completed the screenplay phase in pre-production, funded by the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission. The script is written by Fin Manjoo, who also aims to direct this movie about Nomatter, a Zulu miner’s struggle leading to the Marikana massacre. Spling Movies discussed the status of the production, particularly with the…
How cinematographer Joray defeated COVID-19
The DOP has successfully recovered from COVID-19, while living at his home base near the epicentre of the coronavirus in Bergamo.
Leandro Taub: Woodwind is a great piece of art
Woodwind lead actor Leandro Taub, who plays the composer Bonifaz, shares his views on the movie. “Woodwind is a great piece of art,” said Taub. The actor watched the narrative fiction feature back in Argentina, speaking ahead of the release of the DVD, Blu-ray and upcoming streaming availability of the film worldwide. “In the film…
Interview in the cinema with Fine Music Radio’s Stephen Aspeling
The reviewer caught up with Fin Manjoo and Nicolas Joray at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival, where Woodwind screened in competition.
The Callsheet & Screen Africa – FIPRESCI critic: Woodwind is SA’s best film
The FIPRESCI critic was discussing the best films that played in competition at the Cape Town International Film Festival (CTIFMF).
Nature as a ‘character’: Magazine MN interviews Fin Manjoo
The role of nature is as important as the characters in the film, Woodwind. That is why Magazine MN, which usually focuses on Green Living, caught up with director Fin Manjoo to talk about the importance of nature to the art of the film and on a personal level. The key questions the Hungary and…
VIDEO: Taub’s message for Cape Town International Film Festival
Woodwind lead actor Leandro Taub sent the following video message from Argentina to the Cape Town International Film Festival in South Africa. The film screened at the V & A Waterfront at Cinema Nouveau in October 2017, including a Q & A with director Fin Manjoo. Watch Leandro Taub’s message to the CTIFMF here.
The Post newspaper interviews Fin Manjoo on upcoming film
Indian newspaper The Post interviewed Woodwind director Fin Manjoo, since the movie is set in Varanasi, the Himalayas and many other towns on the foothills of the Indian mountains. Woodwind screened in competition at the Cape Town International Film Festival on October 16. Here’s a few additional extracts from Manjoo’s own words in the interview…
Screen Africa’s article on Woodwind’s award nominations
One of Africa’s leading film magazines Screen Africa published this article on Woodwind‘s award nominations for the upcoming screening at the Cape Town International Film Festival in October. There’s also quotations from director Fin Manjoo, lead actor Leandro Taub, cinematographer Nicolas Joray and soundtrack composer Stefan Fraunberger. You can read the full article on Screen Africa here.
Pushing the boundaries of art with sound, poetry and the mind of the viewer
We talk to director Fin Manjoo about art and how this relates to the story of the character, Bonifaz in his feature film, Woodwind. Bonifaz is a music composer who feels frustrated with the art scene in the western world that mostly supports traditional classical or pop music. For personal reasons (to understand a coincidence…