Film

Reimagining family and luxury with FAKA
Reimagining family and luxury with FAKA
Mam’khulu Queenie is a woman of sparse words and quiet grace. She is my grandmother’s sister — in that nebulous sense in black families...
Performers call out for pay rights
Performers call out for pay rights
Darlington Michaels is as flamboyant on screen as he is in person. As the colourfully dressed Papa G for close to 20 years on the soap opera...
Qubeka sews it up in Toronto
Qubeka sews it up in Toronto
The last time Jahmil XT Qubeka premiered a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival it had been banned briefly in his home country. This...
Cooking fills the gap of a lost love
Cooking fills the gap of a lost love
Table Manners, a food-themed movie opening in cinemas on September 28, straddles several genres. That’s exactly how its writer and...
Nomasonto shows off her Sunday best
Nomasonto shows off her Sunday best
Nomasonto is striking. A teen with stunning skin and an enviable demeanour. She is without boundaries. Every move she makes is with intention. She...
Safi Faye’s eye on the everyday
Safi Faye’s eye on the everyday
Senegalese filmmaker and ethnographer Safi Faye is most noted for centering her work on the experiences of the everyday. Born of the Serer people,...
​Hamadi pulls DRC into global focus
​Hamadi pulls DRC into global focus
The new documentary by a filmmaker from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is furthering African cinema’s international visibility.
Film academy takes off
Film academy takes off
Eersterust is an industrial township in Pretoria East lying between Mamelodi and Silverton. It is still home to a large number of the city’s...
Bruce Lee, my father and me
Bruce Lee, my father and me
A year before Soweto was engulfed in the student uprisings of 1976, my father saw Bruce Lee’s film, Enter the Dragon, at the San Souci...
Cast out, then duped anew
Cast out, then duped anew
About midway through the documentary Uitgesmyt, a news clip — no longer than 45 seconds — shows how, in 1996, to the sounds of a...
Court rules that Inxeba is not hardcore porn
Court rules that Inxeba is not hardcore porn
The high court in Pretoria has ruled that the Appeal Tribunal process for controversial film Inxeba (The Wound) was legally flawed,...
Migration permeates Euro film fest
Migration permeates Euro film fest
At the press screening for the European Film Festival, cocurator Lesedi Moche stated that she was not interested in using the festival as a vehicle...
The brand that rode on the rise of the Lo-Lifes
The brand that rode on the rise of the Lo-Lifes
When one of the most celebrated American designers, Ralph Lauren, debuted Polo in 1967, his intention was not to cater for the hip-hop community....
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
“Nommer 37 is a movie about people, not gangsters,” goes the line director Nosipho Dumisa has been repeating in interviews about her...

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