Monday 17 May 2021
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‘Fish Out Of Water’ Premieres End of March

IMG_2699The Namibian film industry might have been a rare bright spot in Namibia’s entertainment gloom but it is surely in leaps and bounds getting to its maturity level. The industry in once again blessed with another film that depicts the life of a young Maila’s journey of self-discovery.
The film that is written and directed by Namibia’s best known filmmaker, Vickson Hangula, who once again teams up with Cinematographer Alexander Honisch, will premiere on the 31 March. Hangula and Alexander have previously worked on films such as ‘Between Friends’ (2009) and ‘Place of Peace’ (2012).
‘Fish Out Of Water’ is a local feature film starring Namibian model and reality TV personality, Maria Nepembe and the film ‘Katutura’ lead, actress and socialite Tjuna Kauapirurua. The film narrates the story of Maila, a young woman who sets off from the rural areas to Luderitz, hoping to land a job at the fish factories there. Soon after her arrival in Luderitz, Maila discovered that life could not be smooth sailing for a naïve village girl like her. Realising that Maila might not get a job it is feared that Maila might follow in the footsteps of her close friend Stella, who just like herself, had years ago arrived in Luderitz to find a job but eventually ended up joining the sex work industry.
This film is about the choices that Maila makes, the characters she meets but it is also a film that showcases the aesthetics of the tourist attractions of the town of Luderitz.
The famed music and sound expert couple Wojtek and Sonja Majewski also add their Midas touch on the sound editing and mixing on this film. The music score boasts the talent of none other than Michael Pulse, who is definitely a rising star on the Namibian RnB and soul scene. This ‘new kid on the block’ proved his mantle when he got four nods at the recently announced NAMA Music Awards Nominations 2017.
Other acting talents are the likes of Theressa Kahorongo who starred in films like ‘Place of Peace,’ ‘A 1000 Wishes’ and ‘The 3rd Will,’ Dawie Engelbrecht who played in ‘Against the Odds’ and ‘The 3rd Will,’ Mike Nghipunya who starred in ‘No Good Friday’ and ‘Nangula’s Son’ as well as a newcomer Gert Titus who played in ‘The Ritual.’
‘Fish Out Of Water’ will be premiering on the 31 March at the National Theatre of Namibia and the theme of the event is black tie. The tickets are sold for N$150 which includes an after party and are available from Computicket NTN and all Computicket outlets.
There will also be an ordinary public screening on the 01 April for N$80. In the meantime, trailers of the film can be watched on Vickson Hangula’s Facebook page and on YouTube.

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