South African film

 
​‘Kalushi’ is a meeting of history and cinema
​‘Kalushi’ is a meeting of history and cinema
There is a moment in Kalushi, Mandla Dube’s film about Umkhonto we Sizwe operative Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, when towards the end of his...
​Noem my skollie, noem my skrywer
​Noem my skollie, noem my skrywer
I have a room full of scripts but I never wanted to write Noem My Skollie. It haunted me.
Young and his restless endeavour
Young and his restless endeavour
There is a quote by Werner Herzog about the need for a filmmaker to summon his film from the depths of hell if need be. Roger Young, who is best...
SA author inks movie deal for 'The Delhi Deception'
SA author inks movie deal for 'The Delhi Deception'
The publishers she first approached in India said her book was more for an "international" audience, but now Elana Sabharwal's The...
South African filmmaker's big shot at global success
South African filmmaker's big shot at global success
Oscar-nominated producer Dana Brunetti and two-time Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey showed their support at the global
Darrell Roodt: Dodging the bullets
Darrell Roodt: Dodging the bullets
Meeting director Darrell Roodt to talk about his new film, Little One, I have to make a confession: I haven’t seen the movie. This...
Saftas: From dull to disaster
Saftas: From dull to disaster
South Africa's equivalent to the Emmy Awards, the Saftas, were held at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg over two days, and hosted by actor...
City meets celluloid
City meets celluloid
Film rights to Lauren Beukes's award-winning novel Zoo City have been awarded to local producer Helena Spring.
Parochial comedy not lost in translation
Parochial comedy not lost in translation
Even the press release seems somewhat taken aback that Tim Greene's South African ensemble comedy, Skeem, won the audience award at the...
A history of violence
A history of violence
Two South African movies open this week, and they couldn't be more different -- Tim Greene's farcical comedy Skeem and Khalo Matabane's...
Political clichés not thrilling
Political clichés not thrilling
Retribution opens by panning across an arid, bleached landscape with a dramatic male voice-over saying something about justice and the...
Beauty and the beast within
Beauty and the beast within
It was a bizarre advert in the classifieds section of a Cape Town newspaper that gave writer and director Oliver Hermanus the idea.

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