Filmfest 2005

Yesterday lives in Rooihoek, a remote village in South Africa‘s Zululand. Her everyday life is not easy - there‘s little money, no modern conveniences, and her husband is away in Johannesburg working as a miner - but she possesses a sunny nature, and takes great joy in her seven-year-old daughter, Beauty. The precarious balance of Yesterday‘s life is suddenly threatened when she is diagnosed with AIDS and must journey afar to understand and confront her illness. Yesterday‘s primary driving force is Beauty, who is a year away from starting school. Yesterday never had the chance to go to school and she sets her sights on a single goal: to be with Beauty on her first day of class, along with all the other proud mothers... Set against the awesome, harsh landscapes of South Africa, YESTERDAY is an eloquent, unsentimental film that quietly builds an overwhelming emotional force.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula


Director: Darrell James Roodt