South African and US filmmakers bridge the cultural divide in the romantic comedy Love By Chance.
The African Film Heritage Project will restore African films with "historic, artistic and cultural significance."
Felicite, a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son's treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize at Africa's top cinema festival.
South Africa’s film market is quite dominated by Afrikaans films, so it’s quite a change of pace to watch a local film about a section of our Rainbow Nation that is not often represented in media. By Gabi Zietsman
Chatting over the phone from a snowy Sweden, Mandla Dube often refers to Solomon Mahlangu simply as Solomon, like an acquaintance, a friend.
Local filmmaker Desmond Denton has once again been raking in international awards for his films, the director recently returned from the Monaco International Film Festival in December where his film Tussen As en Hoop was chosen as an official selection.
Dubbed as one of the world’s toughest river races, the three-day long race, which runs along the Msunduzi and Mgeni rivers, over a total distance of 120km, is set to feature in a locally produced film, Beyond the River, which hits the big screen on April 28 this year.
“You’re fortunate to make a film and you’re fortunate to get the film out. All the things that happen afterwards are great, but that’s not why you do it. You do it to be true to the story,” said Film Director and writer, Akin Omotoso, while on set directing a TV series in Johannesburg.
Actress Enhle Mbali Maphumulo is excited to tell a rich South African story, starring as the wife of notorious heist master Collen Chauke in an upcoming biopic set to release later this year. By Karishma Thakurdin
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