HIGH FANTASY

Jenna Bass

South Africa 74 min Spanish premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Crammed into a car, four friends are going on a camping trip. Their destination is an isolated farm in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Filming their journey and arrival on phone cameras, selfie-style, they capture themselves in the farm’s endless, haunting landscape. As the sun bakes down on their campsite, the friends do their best to get along and survive the weekend together. But the next morning holds an unbelievable shock: During the night, without any reason, all four of them have swapped bodies. Their reactions vary from horror to disgust to glee, but one thing is agreed; they can’t go home like this. They’ll have to get along just long enough to find a solution, but tensions are already mounting: Conflicts from the past return in force, things that have been left unsaid are said. The stage is set for comedy to turn to tragedy, for the fantasy of the Rainbow Nation to become a painful awakening

Director

Jenna Bass

(London, 1986) Director, writer, photographer and magician. She’s a graduate of AFDA film school, Cape Town. She has directed over ten short films, and seven music videos. Her short film, The Tunnel, was selected for the Focus Features Africa First Program.

Filmography: High Fantasy (2017), Love the One You Love (2014), The Tunnel (curt, 2010), Africa First: Volume One (2010) 

Jenna Bass

Film information

Director: Jenna Bass
Script: Jenna Bass, Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz, Loren Loubser
Contact: Mongrel International
With: Jenna Bass, Qondiswa James, Francesca Michel, Liza Scholtz, Francois Immelman
Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 74 min
Language: Anglès
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018