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The Traitor" at the VII edition of EUFF



The Traitor

The 7th edition of the European Film Festival in South Africa is going virtual and will take place between 12-22 November. The European Film Festival 2020 is a partnership project of the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa and 12 other European embassies and cultural agencies in South Africa, aimed at presenting the best of recent European Cinema to the South African public.

Representing Italy will be Marco Bellocchio’s award-winning film THE TRAITOR, a story that takes us back to the 1980s when a whistleblowing mafia boss-turned-informer triggers the largest prosecution of the Sicilian mafia in Italian history. A riveting insight into the operations of one of the world’s most notorious crime syndicates. While brilliantly capturing an epochal event in contemporary Italian history, THE TRAITOR is also a complex portrait of a man who, while believing that he has abided all along by a strict code of honour, can never escape his own misdeeds. Amongst its illustrious prizes THE TRAITOR swept up 6 awards at Italy’s 2020 David di Donatello Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

The festival is organised in cooperation with CineEuropa and coordinated by Creative WorkZone.

Look out for the full programme of screenings and special events on

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