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High Fantasy

A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they have all swapped bodies. Their individual cultural heritage and experience of these strange happenings couldn't be more different; and stranded in the wilderness, they will have to navigate a personal-political labyrinth if their friendship and their lives are ever to be the same again. The stage is set for comedy to turn to tragedy, for the fantasy of South Africa's 'Rainbow Nation' to become a painful awakening.
Duration: 71 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2017
IMDb: 4.4
Keywords:  #Francesca Varrie Michel #High Fantasy #High Fantasy #High Fantasy¬†(2017) #High Fantasy¬†(2017) #Jenna Cato Bass #Liza Scholtz #Nala Khumalo #Qondiswa James
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Scene Creek
July 19, 2018
High Fantasy is an engaging film which makes good use of its short 71-minute runtime for a fast-paced yet very full narrative.
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PopMatters
September 26, 2017
It's hard to unpack any of those moments individually, but the strength of the film is that it's willing to push past the homilies we've all been taught about diversity and cooperation and focus on the messy politics and human feelings underneath.
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One Room With A View
August 25, 2018
High Fantasy has a great concept, but it's unfortunately poorly executed and often exhausting. It's frustrating to see a film this inventive and this willing to dive into these arguments lose itself along the way.
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NOW Toronto
September 08, 2017
What first seems like a gimmicky no-budget project turns out to be an ingenious way to explore the issues of sex, race and gender that run deep in the South African character.
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Reel Film Reviews
September 28, 2017
A well-intentioned sketch of a movie...
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The Playlist
September 14, 2017
"High Fantasy" is a movie for the woke set in 2017; it's about the exploration of the beliefs we espouse on the surface, art that bores beneath that surface to mine its characters' true feelings. It's therefore uncomfortable to watch, but that's natural.
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Eye for Film
March 20, 2018
High Fantasy is successful in highlighting that there are a major social issues South Africa still needs to deal with ... Sadly, it doesn't succeed in carrying that conversation very far itself.
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Cinema Scope
September 28, 2017
High Fantasy is an inventive and entertaining South African feature that cleverly yokes heavy subject matter to an agile DIY aesthetic.
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Shadow and Act
September 21, 2017
High Fantasy's unassuming, yet piercing examination of race, class and gender embeds Bass firmly in the pantheon of an exciting new wave of South African filmmaking characterized by introspective directors who are digging deep.
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Hollywood Reporter
September 10, 2017
A sometimes grating but earnest attempt to provoke "the conversation" about the world's inequalities.
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