A new local biopic on Khoi historical figure Krotoa opens on circuit this week after raking in eight international festival awards so far. Grethe Kemp speaks with director Roberta Durrant about who Krotoa, the woman some consider the mother of coloured people in South Africa, really was. by Grethe Kemp
Mbithi Masya’s multi-award-winning debut feature, Kati Kati, is now streaming on Showmax. When Kaleche (Nyokabi Gethaiga), a young amnesiac, wakes up in the middle of the wilderness, she has no idea how she got there.
The man behind a host of successful Broadway theatrical productions is turning his hand - and his hits - to film. The international premier of the screen adaption of Mbongeni Ngema’s hit theatre production Asinamali closed the Durban Film Festival. By Shelley Seid
She is King, a major feature film supported by the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), is a joyous, feel-good musical celebration of Zulu culture in a contemporary setting.
Inxeba (The Wound) scooped both Best Director for John Trengrove and Best Actor for Nakhane Touré at the Durban International Film Festival (13 to 23 July).
South African film ‘Inxeba’ (known internationally as ‘The Wound’) has won the Best Film Award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival.
Sunday, 3 December 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of what has been called the greatest medical achievement of the 20th century. The world’s first ever heart transplant, performed at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, by the pioneering surgeon Professor Christian Barnard.
A South African short film produced in Gauteng, with the narrative entirely in isiXhosa, was the opening film at the International BRICS Film Festival held in Chengdu, China.
The phone rings. Jérôme Salle picks up. The French director and screenwriter is on the line to talk about his new film L'Odyssée based on the life of legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. by Herman Eloff
When celebrated Ghanaian film director, Kofi Asamoah, released the movie, ‘John & John’ in April this year, it received rave reviews and was said to have been the biggest grossing movie in relation to premieres, but the release also came with some controversy over the originality of the movie.