Boy Called Twist

Directed by Tim Greene
115 min
South Africa



‘Boy Called Twist’ is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's gang of street urchins. With a gritty honesty steeped in its vibrant characters, Boy called Twist superbly captures the contemporary equivalents of Dickens' seedy individuals as it shadows the timeless tale in its own inimitable style.


Cannes Film Festival, 2005

Cape Town World Cinema Festival ,2004

African Diaspora Film Festival, 2005

Philadelphia Film Festival, 2006


Winner Best Feature, Apollo International Film Fest, South Africa, 2005