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Personal Belongings: Two Films by Pia Marais

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Layla Fourie

Pia Marais Germany, 2013


Our second film by Pia Marais finds the director returning to the country of her birth, South Africa. It’s another intimate character study like At Ellen’s Age, but this time doubly charged by the unique social and racial tensions of the new setting. The result, unexpectedly, is a thriller.

At Ellen's Age

Pia Marais Germany, 2010


This week our double feature spotlights the South African-born filmmaker Pia Marais. This, her second feature, follows up her Tiger Award winning debut. Working with the irresistible French actress Jeanne Balibar, the two create a vivid, sometimes surreal, portrait of a woman at life’s crossroads.

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