Woodwind to screen in competition in Lisbon, Nov 2018

Woodwind is nominated in competition in Lisbon for Best International Feature Film and other awards. The November 2018 screening is now confirmed and has been organized a year in advance for Lisbon, Portugal. This is an unusual arrangement since festivals usually reveal their selections a month before a festival. After watching an early cut, Woodwind was…

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…

Woodwind to count as a 2018 film for annual awards

The cut off date for films to be recognized as belonging to the 2017 calendar year is the end of September. So, with Woodwind screening in October 2017, and the commercial cinema run of the final cut coming up toward the end of the summer 2018, the film will officially be recognized as belonging to 2018…

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.

Stefan’s The Attic interview reflects Bonifaz’s journey

Woodwind film composer Stefan Fraunberger recently performed at Outernational Days in Romania, where he was interviewed by The Attic. We pick out a few extracts which relates to our movie and the lead character, Bonifaz. Fraunberger spoke about how he found deserted church organs in Romania, and a unique understanding on creating new music with…

Duvenage – The foreign path through Woodwind

Woodwind sound designer Marcel Duvenage is one of the few members of the crew who worked on the final cut of the film. Duvenage talks about how the film is not a typical South African work, as well as the foreign culture and mythical inspiration to the story. QUESTION: You’re one of the few South…

Joray: Woodwind is pure existentialism

Woodwind’s Swiss-Italian cinematographer Nicolas Joray goes deeper on the values of the film, his craft with the camera and his experience behind the scenes in India and South Africa. Even though Joray hails from the visual department, it was the unique story of sound that pulled him into the story. “The interesting development of music…