Films

Beyond the River

Beyond the River, "Beyond The River"

European Premiere

Synopsis

Director

Duma is a talented young man who feels trapped by his surroundings and finds himself on the wrong side of the law. After a near miss with the cops, he finds an escape in the world of canoeing, an old passion of his. Steve is a nine-time Dusi river gold medalist whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. His passion for the sport is fueled by his wanting to escape from something in his past that continues to haunt him.
Through a series of unexpected events, the two men find themselves attempting the three-day Dusi Canoe Marathon as a doubles pair. But there are a few things they must overcome, not least of which are the completely different worlds they come from. They realise that the dream they both desperately desire requires them to work together, both in the boat and beyond the river.
Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, „Beyond the River“ delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.




Craig Freimond

is a writer and director from South Africa, known for features „Gums & Noses“ (2004), „Jozi“ (2010) and „Material“ (2012). His fourth full-length feature „Beyond the River“ had its world premiere at Busan film festival in 2017.

Schedule

17.11.2017
19:45 - 21:32
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011202
Sold out
18.11.2017
18:30 - 20:17
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 020604
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26.11.2017
20:15 - 22:02
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 101103
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Estonian Olympic Committee Presents
Panorama

Film info

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Duration: 107 minutes
Language: English
Director: Craig Freimond
Producers: Ronnie Apteker, Harriet Gavshon, Robbie Thorpe, 
Mariki van der Walt
Writers: Craig Freimond, Robbie Thorpe
DOP: Trevor Calverley
Montage: Nicholas Costaras
Composer: Chris Letcher
Cast: Lemogang Tsipa, Garth Breytenbach, Grant Swanby, 
Israel Makoe, Emily Child
Production: Quizzical Pictures
Festival: Busan

Synopsis

Director

Duma is a talented young man who feels trapped by his surroundings and finds himself on the wrong side of the law. After a near miss with the cops, he finds an escape in the world of canoeing, an old passion of his. Steve is a nine-time Dusi river gold medalist whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. His passion for the sport is fueled by his wanting to escape from something in his past that continues to haunt him.
Through a series of unexpected events, the two men find themselves attempting the three-day Dusi Canoe Marathon as a doubles pair. But there are a few things they must overcome, not least of which are the completely different worlds they come from. They realise that the dream they both desperately desire requires them to work together, both in the boat and beyond the river.
Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, „Beyond the River“ delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.




Craig Freimond

is a writer and director from South Africa, known for features „Gums & Noses“ (2004), „Jozi“ (2010) and „Material“ (2012). His fourth full-length feature „Beyond the River“ had its world premiere at Busan film festival in 2017.