International: Africa

Sort By

More Fabulous Images From South African Western FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

It was in the middle of last week that we posted a first quartet of images from director Michael Matthews and writer-producer Sean Drummond's upcoming South African western Five Fingers For Marseille. Well, the production team is not being stingy...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: International Spotlight - Where Speed Dating And Speed Pitching Collided

On the second day of the Frontières market, still determined to cover everything that I could which involved potential new projects I went to the International Spotlight: Speed Pitch Session. Had I paid a bit more attention to the details...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: First Gorgeous Images From The South African Western

It was all the way back in 2011 that we first came across the South African filmmaking duo of director Michael Matthews and writer / producer Sean Drummond. The occassion was their fabulous retro scifi short film Sweetheart - you...

Watch The Trailer For South African True Crime Drama CALL ME THIEF (NOEM MY SKOLLIE)

South African director Daryne Joshua - writer of stellar short film Nommer 37, which we covered in these pages a while back - makes his feature debut with the upcoming period set crime drama Call Me Thief (Noem My Skollie)....

Morten Tyldum To Direct Adaptation Of Lauren Beukes' THE SHINING GIRLS

Variety has reported that The Imitation Game's director Morten Tyldum will direct the adaptation of The Shining Girls by South African novelist Lauren Beukes.   The story in the novel was about a serial killer who stumbles into a derelict...

Review: FYNBOS, Brilliantly Anti-Cathartic Cinema

A young white woman in high heels walks down a street in a black working-class neighborhood. Though clearly on edge, she walks with a purpose. She pauses at a row of trash cans. Clothes billow in the wind, threaded on...

Review: I AM THALENTE Skates With Soul

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound most of us move out of the way...

NYC Happenings: New York African Film Festival Celebrates Its 23rd Year!

Once again, highlighting the continent's best and the brightest, New York African Film Festival will present 25 feature-length films and 27 short films from 26 countries, bringing another thrilling and multifaceted selection of African films from the continent and the...

Tatenda Mbudzi Heads To ZIM HIGH In First Ever African Teen Movie

Comedian and filmmaker Tatenda Mbudzi is breaking new ground with his upcoming Zim High, a film he believes to be the first ever African teen comedy. Set in the harsh environs of a Zimbabwe private high school the film follows...

Springbok Cinema Review: THE ACTOR Transcends Its Existential Demons

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth."  - Oscar WildeThe Actor made my Springbok Cinema list for 2015, putting it among the very best South African...

OPERATION KAKONGOLIRO! THE UGANDAN EXPENDABLES: Watch The New Trailer For Wakaliwood Action Flick

First off. Take a moment and bask in the glory of this image from Isaac Nabwana's (Who Killed Captain Alex) upcoming Ugandan action flick Operation Kakongoliro: The Ugandan Expendables! Bask I tells ya! After a successful kickstarter campaign Nabwana and his team...

Springbok Cinema: The Best Of South Africa In 2015

The Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is an iconic Southern African antelope, and treasured among South Africa's iconography as an emblem of excellence. By "Springbok Cinema" I therefore mean to infer South African filmmaking that I feel embodies this spirit of excellence. Spirit...

Discover What Awaits In Fabulous South African Short Film THE PARCEL

South African filmmaking duo Hayden Phipps and Brett Williams may have facetiously labelled their production company One Trick Pony Films but their most recent effort, The Parcel, makes it abundantly clear that they've got far more to offer than just...

Watch The Trailer For Sunny King's PREY

There's a cinematic revolution coming in Africa. That's been clear for a while ... Nigeria is the third most prolific film producing nation in the world and the sheer population numbers of sub-Saharan Africa truly make it a question of...

MODDER EN BLOED (BLOOD AND GLORY) Brings The Anglo-Boer War To The Rugby Pitch

Rugby has a very long history in South Africa, and a significantly symbolic one in the relationship between Afrikaners and the British. That history will be leveraged to full dramatic effect next April when Modder En Bloed is slated to...

Check Out The First Teaser For South African Serial Killer Thriller THE AWAKENING (DIE ONTWAKING)

Adapted from Chris Karsten's South African crime novel The Skin Collector, Afrikaans language serial killer thriller The Awakening (Die Ontwaking) has released its first teaser in advance of a February theatrical release.The directorial debut from production designer Johnny Breedt (Hotel...

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Cornel Wilde's THE NAKED PREY

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Naked Prey remains the only film directed by Cornel Wilde to be widely available, a situation that based on this example, is a lamentable state of affairs indeed. An incredibly physical actor, who was...

Giveaway: Win Albert Maysles's IRIS On Blu-ray From Magnolia Pictures And ScreenAnarchy

When documentary legend Albert Maysles passed away in March of 2015, the world of cinema lost a giant. Working as a team with his brother David, The Maysles Brothers made some of the finest documentary features ever seen. Films like...

Toronto 2015 Review: BEASTS OF NO NATION Spills Blood On A Large Canvas

A big screen movie made by streaming media behemoth Netflix, for click and view streaming, Cary Fukunaga's beautifully brutal war story, Beasts of No Nation feels too large and too difficult a watch to warrant a casual click on a...

Toronto 2015 Review: THE ENDLESS RIVER, A Gorgeously Rendered But Emotionally Distant Portrait Of Loss

South African festival darling Oliver Hermanus continues his remarkable run of international acclaim with his third effort, The Endless River. Selected in competition in Venice before coming here to Toronto Hermanus delivers a thematically challenging and gorgeously rendered yet emotionally...