International: Africa

Hot Docs 2022: BLUE ISLAND Trailer, Where Did Hong Kong Go?

I know a few people in Hong Kong who are wrestling with this question right now: Should I stay or should I go? Director Chan Tze Woon's film Blue Island has just won the 2022 Best International Feature Documentary Award...

Blu-ray Review: EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE), Intimate Lives of Quiet Longing

African filma are sorely lacking in the Criterion collection, certainly not for lack of a quality cinema. And while most cinephiles might be familiar with the term 'Nollywood', the opportunities to see films from Nigeria, or many other African nations,...

Frontières Platform in Cannes Announces Program

Frontières' program kicks off this year at Cannes with the Frontières Platform. This year the program features Proof of Concept presentations and a Buyers Showcase will take place over the third weekend in May.    The Buyers Showcase features first...

The Unnamed Footage Festival Announces Full Program For 5th Edition

The Unnamed Footage Festival will return to in-person this year, at the Roxie and Balboa Theater in San Francisco. Appealing to an unweathering appetite for found footage films the festival will run the weekend of March 17th through 20th and...

GOOD MADAM (MLUNGU WAM): Shudder Acquires South African Horror

Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’ in an affluent Cape Town suburb. As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, a...

Coming Soon on Criterion: EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE) Leads April Releases

'Walker,' The Girl Can't Help It,' 'Miracle in Milan,' 'Round Midnight' and 'For All Mankind' also will be unleashed.

Final Girls Berlin 2022: HELLBENDER, YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER And KNOCKING

We are a bit behind on this announcement from our friends at Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. Earlier this week they announced the lineup for this year's hybrid festival, taking place in a couple weeks in Berlin and online.   ...

DOC NYC 2021 Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, The Unlikeliest Success Story In Action Cinema

The greatest cinematic surprises often come from the unlikeliest beginnings. In the case of Cathryne Czubek's Once Upon a Time in Uganda, those beginnings are the slums of Wakaliga, Kampala, Uganda. The humble origin story of Wakaliwood and its ever...

Now Streaming: REYKA Grabs, MARVEL'S HIT-MONKEY Splats, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Flies

Two new series and a returning show debuted this week on BritBox, Hulu and Paramount Plus.

Exclusive: REYKA Trailer and Photos Announce Terrifying Crime Thriller

Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen star in a gripping series that debuts Monday, November 16, on BritBox in Canada.

CUFF.Docs 2021: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, WOODLANDS DARK And SATOSHI KON - THE ILLUSIONIST Highlight Lineup

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival is returning for an in-person event for the first time in two years in Calgary, Canada. The festival is returning to the Globe Cinema for five nights, from November 24th through 28th, and will have an...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA Exclusive: Trailer And Poster Premiere For The Best of da Best Documentary

Once Upon a Time in Uganda is set in the slums of Uganda, where two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America’s greatest hero: Chuck Norris. Isaac, a former brick maker in...

SA Horrorfest 2021: Festival Kicks Off Today, Full Lineup Revealed And More

The South African Horrorfest kicked off today in Cape Town, South Africa. Launching a hybrid edition for their 17th edition the fesitval will feature a cool lineup of circuit favorites.    Most of the 30 feature films will be having...

SA Horrorfest 2021: First Titles Announced And This Year's Poster Revealed

The 17th annual South African Horrorfest will be holding an hybrid version of this year's festival, a combination of online events and select in-person screenings.    The festival kicks off on Halloween weekend and carries on into November, keeping that...

New York 2021 Review: NEPTUNE FROST, Afrofuturist's Vision of Our Connected World

Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, and Eliane Umuhire star in a spiritual, joyful lo-fi cousin of 'The Matrix' and 'Bacurau,' directed by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams.The film's message might be the same here, but with more music and dancing. And it still manages to look like a badass cyberpunk film.

FRIED BARRY Blu-ray Giveaway

Barry is a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an...

Toronto 2021 Review: SALOUM, A Spirited Tale of Revenge on the Senegal Delta

The Saloum Delta in Senegal is a land of cannibal myths and cursed kings. Nowhere is this more true than in Congolese director Jean Luc Herbulot's supernatural skinwalker of a film that brings West African mythology to the criminal getaway...

Friday One Sheet: SALOUM

Forget the old Godardian nugget that all you need is a Girl and a Gun.  How about just a big ass gun? The poster for Senegalese supernatural revenge thriller, Saloum, goes for that Sergio Leone western vibe, with a modern,...

Toronto 2021 Review: NIGHT RAIDERS, Dystopia and Hope of the Past and Future

It can often feel in recent events that we are seeing the end of civilization as we know it (if not the end of human life all together). But too often people, especially white westerners, forget that the end of...

Toronto 2021 Review: MLUNGU WAM, The Toil of Servants, The Power of Masters

Laws might change, but it can takes years, or even generations, to change a society and how it operates. What's bred in the bone cannot be easily overturned, and even as some people might techncially have the hard-fought freedom they...