Africa Month may have ended but Showmax has just released a collection of 11 classic African movies that are worth celebrating year-round, having been praised everywhere from Cannes to Ouagadougou, Sundance to Toronto.
Once again the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival is screening Big Fish films, this year 14 short films on the environment and the arts, produced for Rand Merchant Bank will be shown.
With its characters herding cattle through an austere, dusty landscape, “The Harvesters” bears a passing resemblance to a Western.
The heart-wrenching story of Lavender Hill mother Ellen Pakkies, who received national attention after killing her abusive, tik-addicted son in 2007, will be screened at the largest and best-attended film festival in the US. By Dominic Adriaanse
The Kenyan film Rafiki, which is co-produced by South Africa, is part of the official line-up for 2018’s event, marking the first time a Kenyan director has had a film in competition at Cannes. By Nadia Neophytou
The UK company WeDoFilms, under directorship of Malcolm Fudge, has launched with two productions set in South Africa with themes bang on trend. One, ‘Flawless Folly’ showcases typical Zulu culture, the other ‘A Mother’s Legacy’ has a strong socially relevant message.
The film performed so well on its opening weekend that additional screenings have been organised to cope with demand. South African film Five Fingers for Marseilles, starring Vuyo Dabula, made a significant debut at the box office by raking in more than R500 000 in ticket sales.
South Africa’s first and much anticipated western Five Fingers for Marseilles opened nationwide in cinemas on Friday, 6 April, while South Africans will be the first to see Five Fingers for Marseilles, the fast-paced action film will also be released in the USA on 7 September, starting in New York and Los
Beyonce took to Instagram to announce her new On The Run II stadium tour with Jay-Z, using a striking poster image of the couple on a bull-skull-trimmed motorbike, inspired by Djibril Diop Mambety's Touki Bouki, a classic Senegalese film from 1973.