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
Produced in 1971, Joe Bullet was one of the first South African films featuring an all-black cast. In the political climate of the time, the cast and crew were frequently harassed by the state security services during production.
Xhosa Twitter lost its mind this week when the final trailer for upcoming isiXhosa film The Wound was posted online.
Already an international brand in literary circles with his hugely popular crime novels translated into 28 languages around the globe, South African novelist Deon Meyer is making a significant step into the film world as well as a producer on Jagveld - an upcoming Afrikans language crime thriller from his