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South Africa Enters The Streaming TV Revolution With TALI'S WEDDING DIARY

The moving to streaming video services continues to have repurcussions around the globe and that shift is reaching South Africa now with upcoming comedy series Tali's Wedding Diary. The first ever original series from African streaming service Showmax, Tali's Wedding...

Crowdfund This! Help Send Kelsey Egan's THE BULL To The World!

There's a wave of talent cresting in South Africa right now and while the film may be a short what we are able to see of Kelsey Egan's The Bull already makes it clear that it'll make an out sized...

New York 2017 Review: In FELICITE, a Glimpse of a Modern Woman's Life in Kinshasa

Félicité is not another downbeat film about Africa steeped in miserablist tendencies. Gomis and company don't lose the sight of happiness in the daily lives of its ordinary citizens. There is much humanism and culture and joy to be had in Félicité and I am grateful for it.

JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY: Marvel At The Latest Madness From The Director Of CRUMBS!

We prize the unusual and unique above almost all else around these parts so it carries a certain kind of weight when I say that there is no director in the world today quite like Miguel Llanso. But I say...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch This Clip From South African Neo-Western

Michael Matthews' South African neo-western Five Fingers for Marseilles recently bowed here in Toronto and continues on its merry way on the festival circuit. A clip from the flick has surfaced, which you can watch below. And rewatch the trailer...

Review: THE WOUND, An Essential South African Masterpiece

This week South Africa must decide which of its films to submit for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category. Likely, it’ll come down to a choice between The Wound, which has the advantage of having collected a plethora of...

WIZARD (MATWETWE) Trailer: Get High With The South African Crime Comedy

South African comedian turned writer-director Kagiso Lediga has had himself a busy year. His feature debut - the Engish language romantic dramedy Catching Feelings, in which he also starred - had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival and...

The End Is Here! Watch The Full APOCALYPSE NOW NOW Short Film Now!

We've been keeping a close eye on South African urban fantasy Apocalypse Now Now here for some time now [perhaps just a tiny bit because I'm one of the producers on it] and now following the release of the trailer...

HIGH FANTASY: Watch The Trailer For Toronto Selected, Body Swapping, South African Indie

It was back in 2014 that I was raving in these pages about South African director Jenna Bass and her debut feature, Love The One You Love. An entirely improvised romantic drama with thriller overtones, Love The One You Love...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Gorgeous First Trailer For South African Western

We've been keeping a close eye on South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for quite some time now. We posted two sets of still images from the production, noting at the time that this was going to be a...

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: Watch The First Teaser For South African Urban Fantasy

A teen school boy discovers a hidden, magical world right beneath his nose in Charlie Human's cult South African novel Apocalypse Now Now and if that brings a certain bespectacled boy wizard to mind, well, let's just say that South...

New OKJA Trailer Features Poignant Moments, Critical Quotes

Bong Joon Ho's Okja will, apparently, "make you jump for joy and burst into tears," at least according to the latest trailer for the movie. That quote is from some publication called ... [squints eyes, watches trailer again] ... ScreenAnarchy....

Rotterdam 2017 Review: THE WEDDING RING Allows A Beautiful Peek At A Different Culture

When we in the West think of the North African Sahel region, we tend to conjure up images of deserts, terrorism, war, famine, nauseating abuse of human rights... In short, the harshest environments and the nastiest works us humans are...

Review: NOEM MY SKOLLIE, South Africa's Deserving Oscar Submission

Noem My Skollie (Call Me Thief) is Daryn Joshua's emphatic debut and Dann-jacques Mouton's breakout performance, but the heart of this year's South African Oscar submission belongs to its writer, John Fredericks, on whose life growing up in the townships...

JAGVELD: Deon Meyer Delivers A Fresh South African Thriller

Already an international brand in literary circles with his hugely popular crime novels translated into 28 languages around the globe, South African novelist Deon Meyer is making a significant step into the film world as well as a producer on...

Catch A Glimpse Of Soweto's Extreme Music Scene With Documentary Short BLACK BLACK METAL

There are a whole host of assumptions about what sort of music, fashion and other cultural accoutrements black people like here in North America, and really all around the world. 'Urban' is the usual code word, and 'urban' in the...

HUM: Watch The Trailer For Dark South African Thriller

We've become increasingly convinced in recent years that South Africa's film industry is one to watch, a young generation of intriguing talent very much on the rise throughout the country. And as we build our list of names to keep...

Gritty South African Drama In VAYA Trailer

South Africa's Akin Omotoso is on something of a hot streak. Already a well known and respected actor seen in titles such as Blood Diamond, Shake Hands With The Devil and Lord Of War, Omotoso came to international attention as...

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)....

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...