11 year old girl from South Africa wins best actress award

Sobahle Mkhabase has just scooped the best actress award at Spain’s Tarifa festival.The eleven year old is the lead in a new South African secret skyfilm called My Secret Sky which tells the story of a brother and sister whose mother dies, they leave their rural village in KwaZulu-Natal for the bright lights of Durban.The film also won the Audience Award at the festival along with the best feature prize at the Cannes Pan African Film Festival earlier in the year.Its already being dubbed an African “Slumdog Millionaire”.

Could this film repeat the sterling performance of Tsotsi which grabbed an Oscar for best foreign film in 2005?Either way..good to see that we are no one-hit-wonder and our films can compete on the global stage..nice

Here’s a trailer :

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~ by mcsavage on July 22, 2009.

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