Tag: southafrica

Five Fingers for Marseille secures USA release!

Five Fingers for Marseilles tells the story of a group of young men who stand up to brutal police oppression in Marseilles, a town in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The film made its world premiere at...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For The South African Western

We've written quite a lot about the Michael Matthews directed South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles in these pages as the film went on a wide spread and successful international festival run. And with the picture now gearing up...

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...

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...

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: Check Out The New Poster Art For The South African Urban Fantasy

It was just under two weeks ago that we shared the first teaser for South African urban fantasy Apocalypse Now Now - adapted from Charlie Human's novel by director Michael Matthews and writer-producer Sean Drummond (the creative team behind upcoming...

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...

HorrorFest 2017: South African Horror Film Festival, And More, Now Open For Submissions

If you are a filmmaker and you are thinkiing to yourself, "Self, I have this new horror flick and I do not think I have ever had a film play in South Africa", then this is your opportunity to scratch...

NUMBER 37: Check The First Stills From The South African Thriller

It was a couple years back that we first came across the fantastic South African short film Nommer 37 (Number 37). A deliberate nod to Hitchcock's Rear Window the film tells the story of a young man recently released from...

Springbok Cinema 2016: The Best Of South Africa

South African film continues to impress, and each year seems to reveal a wealth of new talent - both in front of and behind the camera - though in truth much of the talent has been around for years, just...

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...

South African Western FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES Wraps Production, Release Another Trio Of Gorgeous Images

We've been keeping a close eye on Michael Matthews' upcoming South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for some time now and with word that the film wrapped principal photography at the end of last week comes a further trio...

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...

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...

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)....

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...

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...

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...