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The opening film is the talk of the Durban International Film Festival – for all the wrong reasons

'The Journeymen' is politically naive, seriously flawed, and Sipho Mpongo's sexual assault charge hung heavy over the audience at DIFF.

When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media

Filmmaker Tarryn Crossman’s second documentary film, Timelines, is a story about death in the digital age.

A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen

At last, a giant among musicians, Ndikho Xaba, has received the recognition he deserves.

Necktie Youth: Tender elegy to today’s young

Sibs Shongwe-La Mer's award-winning film observes the aftermath of tragedy among a hedonistic, multiracial circle of suburban young adults.

Local short films hit the big screen

Up-and-coming local filmmakers will showcase their short films in cinemas across the country in the months of April and May.

Durban film festival wrap up

New head of the Durban International Film Festival Peter Machen has created a success of this year's event, one which he hopes to repeat in future.

DIFF: Back off the ban wagon

The ­Durban Film Festival had more to offer than just recrimination. Like tokoloshe, for example.

Durban film festival: How to ban a movie

The outcry over the banning of the film "Of Good Report" has left the Film and Publication Board fighting to defend its decision.

Durban film festival: Bannings, non-bannings and non-screenings

When a screening of Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love" was cancelled at the weekend, it reignited debate over the banning of "Of Good Report",

Durban film festival: Censors shut down opening film

The opening film of the Durban International Film Festival, "Of Good Report", has been effectively banned by the Film and Publication Board.

DIFF: From small town to big screen

Eastern Cape-born director Jahmil XT Qubeka’s second film, "Of Good Report", is a powerful and ?perfect piece about an obsessive predator.

It’s the odd that makes the Durban film festival

The Durban International Film Festival begins on July 18 and, in keeping with its role as SA's leading festival, it features a huge range of movies.

The loser who’s winning

When I first saw Gandu at the Durban International Film Festival last year, there were a few walkouts but not as many as might have been expected.

Fragile moments of adversity

Two of the Durban film festival's most powerful movies came from directors based in Iran, Palestine and Israel.

Inner city on the screen

The Durban International Film Festival opens on July 23 with the South African premiere of the gritty local gangster flick, <i>Jerusalema</i>.

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