Farewell Ella Bella

Farewell Ella Bella
This road trip movie is about a young woman (Ella) who finds herself at a loose end in Beaufort West, after her alcoholic father, who she cared for but despised, passes on. She decides to take his ashes for burial at the old family home in Johannesburg, and start a new life there. Conveniently, her godfather was at the funeral and he agrees to take her back with him. During the trip, they will both grow and mature and find strength in each other.

84 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse).
Drama, South African.
I should probably shave for my funeral.
I should probably shave for my funeral.


Jay Anstey, Selle Maake Kancube, Lionel Newton, Katlego Danke, Mary-Anne Barlow, Noluthando Meje
Lwazi Mvusi
ScreenplayLwazi Mvusi
MusicChris Letcher, Alice Phoebe Lou
CinematographyAmelia Henning
EditingNicholas Costaras
Made in2018
Produced byFree Women Features

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageModerate impact, infrequent, conversational and accusatory, justifed by context.
ViolenceLow impact, isolated incident, threat but no actual violence. No blood, etc.
PrejudiceLow impact, thematic, attitudinal differences of different cultures within the South African context.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Herschelle Benjamin quote iconRolprent wys ons het meer gemeen as wat ons dink.
Gabi Zietsman quote iconOne can appreciate what Farewell Ella Bella was trying to accomplish - a strong female-focused story within a strong local context with certain moral overtones - but unfortunately it was so focused on conveying a righteous message that it forgot that it was supposed to be engaging to an audience.

Average .. 38%



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