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Zip & Zap has charmed audiences at film festivals
Zip & Zap has charmed audiences at film festivals

Enjoy the European Film Festival with your little ones! For the first time the European Film Festival, which opens nationwide on Friday, May 5, offers a film which is sure to appeal to young and old. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the annual film festival together with your children, your friends’ children, your children’s friends and their parents too!

Zip & Zap has charmed audiences at film festivals
Zip & Zap has charmed audiences at film festivals

Suitable for children aged 8 and over, Zip & Zap is a madcap adventure in Spanish with English subtitles. When your parents feel overbearing, the idea of playing the whole day without them or any other adult telling you what to do might seem like a good idea. Twin brothers Zip and Zap thought so too, but soon discover that what seemed like total freedom at first, cannot trump your parents’ love. Together with two newfound friends, they set out to find their mom and dad.

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Venues and screening of Zip & Zap and the Captains Island:

Johannesburg: Cinema Nouveau – Rosebank Mall
Rosebank Mall (Level 1), cnr Bath & Baker Streets, Rosebank
Saturday 6 May @ 2:30pm
Sunday 14 May @ 2:30PM

Pretoria: Cinema Nouveau – Brooklyn
Brooklyn Mall (Lower Level Shop 12), Bronkhorst Street, New Muckleneuk
Sunday 7 May @ 2:30pm
Saturday 13 May @ 2:30pm

Cape Town: Cinema Nouveau – V&A
King Warehouse, Red Shed, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Saturday 6 May @ 2:30PM
Sunday 14 May @ 2:30pm

Durban: Cinema Nouveau – Gateway
Gateway Theatre of Shopping (Expo/Explore Floor), 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Rocks
Saturday 6 May @ 2:30pm

“We are delighted that this year’s selection includes a family movie”, says the festival director Katarina Hedrén. “The Spanish entry Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island by Oskar Santos, is the second filmic adventure based on a comic book series about two naughty brothers. Funny and visually stunning, the film makes for a perfect outing.”

Scheduled to make it possible for as many children, parents, uncles and aunties as possible to catch it, Zip & Zap is showing one Saturday afternoon and one Sunday afternoon in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria. The Durban screening happens early on Saturday evening (6 May) in Durban. Book now.”

The film, which has charmed audiences at film festivals, including the BFI London Film Festival, offers a great opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to film and magic storytelling from other parts of the world.

For more information, visit or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook: #EuroFilmFestSA.

Bookings priced at R64. For booking information, visit or

For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437). Normal benefits and ticket discounts apply to members of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club.

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