Five Fingers for Marseilles, a contemporary South African Western set in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, will be in official competition at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), to be held from 7 to 17 September. This will also be the film’s world premiere.
I Sing Of A Well, Sinking Sands and Ties That Bind, three classic Ghanaian films, are now available to stream on Showmax in Africa.
Five Fingers for Marseilles, a contemporary South African western set in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, will be in official competition at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), to be held from 7 to 17 September. This will also be the film’s world premiere.
Multi-award-winning South African film Inxeba (The Wound) has come under fire for its subject matter.
Akin Omotoso's Pan-African silent film A Hotel Called Memory , which stars South African actresses Mmabatho Montsho and Nomzamo Mbatha, won over audiences in America, taking home the Audience Award for Favourite Experimental Film at the 6th Annual Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia‚ America recently.
Starring a local cast, The Lucky Specials is a new film about a small band from a dusty mining town with dreams of stardom. Lead guitarist Mandla works on the mines, but his mind is on music and the stage.
Asinamali, the musical directed by Mbongeni Ngema, will be released on the commercial circuit in South Africa in March 2018. However it will go on limited release on 15 September 2017 in order to compete for selection as South Africa’s official Oscar submission.
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.