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.
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.