Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system. —IMDb
Oliver Schmitz (born 1960) is a South African film director and screenwriter. His film Mapantsula was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. His 2010 film Life, Above All was selected as the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.It made the shortlist of nominations announced in January 2011. —Wikipedia
A look back at the posters for departing festival director Richard Peña’s very first NYFF.