Directed by Sara Blecher

South Africa |  114 minutes  | 2015  |  Not Rated  |  Sotho, Zulu, English

LCIFF is proud to present AYANDA, winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival Special Jury Prize in the World Fiction Competition.


After tragedy strikes, a young woman begins a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to save her father’s car repair shop along with her memory of him. AYANDA is a coming-of-age story from writer/director Sara Blecher that takes us into a vibrant Johannesburg community alive with love and humor, risk and reward, tragedy and triumph.

A fresh, modern, stylish take on 21st century Africa, deeply rooted in personal history, experience, and context.
— IndieWire