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.
Filmmaker are increasingly making popular young adult books into successful movies. ‘Nul is Nie Niks Nie’ (“Zero is not Nothing”) is a heart-warming and darkly amusing Afrikaans film about three friends who set out to make Drikus’ wish come true.
Local film, Krotoa is conquering the hearts of international film lovers and critics. The film added to its growing list of accolades this past weekend by claiming its 8th award for the coveted title of Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival held in New York.
Comedian Kagiso Lediga will make his directorial debut at the LA Film Festival. The film Catching Feelings, which stars Pearl Thusi will have its world premiere at the festival in June. It will screen in competition in the World Fiction category.
A truck driving around the streets of Cape Town is a very clever marketing campaign for a new medical thriller, Bypass. The film, a first of its kind in Africa, aims to shed light on organ trafficking.
Local and visiting celebrities were out in all their finery at Hyde Park Nu Metro premiere of the delightful comedy Love by Chance, a South African-US co-production starring local favourite Atandwa Kani, and the gorgeous Altovise Lawrence, winner of ‘Top Actor South Africa’, in the lead roles.
South African film Dora’s Peace has won two awards at the prestigious 15th Boston International Film Festival in the US. Dancer, singer and actress Khabonina Qubeka walked away with the Best Actress Award for her role as Dora, a hardened prostitute living in Hillbrow.