While You Weren't Looking

While You Weren't Looking
Set in Cape Town, we follow assorted gay and lesbian couples from all walks of life, whose intertwining tales present a humourous, inventive and dramatic take on contemporary life in South Africa. It is through the eyes and experiences of a cross-section of queers, black, white and coloured, cruisy singles, married couples with children, city and township dwellers, apartheid survivors and born frees, professionals and skollies, that we see the South African contemporary landscape unfold.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Prejudice).
Drama, Gay interest, Female interest, South African, On the art circuit
My sweetness...
My sweetness...


Fezile Mpela, Lionel Newton, Sandi Schultz, Petronella Tshuma, Camilla Lilly Waldman, Thishiwe Ziqubu, Tina Jaxa, Trerence Bridgett
Catherine Stewart
ScreenplayVanessa Herman, Amy Jeptha, Matthew Krouse, Nodi Murphy
CinematographyAmelia Henning
EditingRonelle Loots
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2015
Produced byOut in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Phat Free Films, Puo Pha Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong impact, fairly frequent
NudityModerate impact, fairly frequent
SexStrong impact, brief and infrequent
ViolenceMild to moderate impact, infrequent
PrejudiceMild impact, infrequent
Drug abuseNone
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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