Sandra Hebron has written a nice review of the film on the festival's website. Here's a sample:
The language is modern, as is the setting, a violent township in the fictional Kingdom of Judea, which could stand in for any African country which has experienced poverty, upheaval, political corruption and ethnic conflict. Little change is made to the basic tenets of The New Testament, and the updating is so successful that there is never a moment when it feels forced. The immaculate conception revealed during an attack on a school; a band of disciples including several women; a Messiah who preaches peace and calls for a handgun amnesty; Judas spying on Jesus with a video camera - all this and more is presented with such verve that we can't fail to be convinced. As in U-Carmen, music is integral to the film's powerful story telling, and once again the vocal talents of actress Pauline Malefane and the company chorus add greatly in richness and spirit.My own review is here, and I have also written a scene analysis.