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Love in the Smoking Section

Bongani (Bozo) comes face-to-face with he love of his life when she arrives at the restaurant he works at with a date. He struggles with feelings of self-torment and heartbreak and the date doesn't make things a whole lot better...

  • Reginald Ridgard
  • Reginald Ridgard
  • Tasha Kim Mervis
  • Claudia Untiedt
  • Boikutso Molefhi
    Key Cast
    "Bongani (Bozo)"
  • Thandolwethu Mfeka
    Key Cast
  • Karley Lotz
    Key Cast
  • Tseke Masemola
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 1 second
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - AFDA Cape Town
  • AFDA Graduation Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    November 29, 2021
    Audience Choice Award
Director Biography - Reginald Ridgard

Committed to directing and writing surrealist and magical realist work, Reginald attempts to give his audience a fresh look at known concepts, while having fun exploring the beautiful world of cinema. 

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Director Statement

Love in the Smoking Section, was created to show the complexities of love and its
effects on a young man’s ego. It is my hope that those who watch the film see a
hidden emotional realm that is not often expressed. I wish that anyone that has gone
through a situation like this finds comfort in knowing that they aren’t alone. The
mission of this film is to convince anyone that is hiding their sadness and
embarrassment from those around them to express the thoughts and feelings that
haunt them. The mind can only hold so much to itself before a breaking point is