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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... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch The Trailer For Sunny King's PREY

There's a cinematic revolution coming in Africa. That's been clear for a while ... Nigeria is the third most prolific film producing nation in the world and the sheer population numbers of sub-Saharan Africa truly make it a question of... More »
By Todd Brown   

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... More »
By Stuart Muller   

Check Out The First Teaser For South African Serial Killer Thriller THE AWAKENING (DIE ONTWAKING)

Adapted from Chris Karsten's South African crime novel The Skin Collector, Afrikaans language serial killer thriller The Awakening (Die Ontwaking) has released its first teaser in advance of a February theatrical release.The directorial debut from production designer Johnny Breedt (Hotel... More »
By Todd Brown   

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Cornel Wilde's THE NAKED PREY

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Naked Prey remains the only film directed by Cornel Wilde to be widely available, a situation that based on this example, is a lamentable state of affairs indeed. An incredibly physical actor, who was... More »
By James Marsh   

Giveaway: Win Albert Maysles's IRIS On Blu-ray From Magnolia Pictures And TwitchFilm

When documentary legend Albert Maysles passed away in March of 2015, the world of cinema lost a giant. Working as a team with his brother David, The Maysles Brothers made some of the finest documentary features ever seen. Films like... More »
By J Hurtado   

Toronto 2015 Review: BEASTS OF NO NATION Spills Blood On A Large Canvas

A big screen movie made by streaming media behemoth Netflix, for click and view streaming, Cary Fukunaga's beautifully brutal war story, Beasts of No Nation feels too large and too difficult a watch to warrant a casual click on a... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE ENDLESS RIVER, A Gorgeously Rendered But Emotionally Distant Portrait Of Loss

South African festival darling Oliver Hermanus continues his remarkable run of international acclaim with his third effort, The Endless River. Selected in competition in Venice before coming here to Toronto Hermanus delivers a thematically challenging and gorgeously rendered yet emotionally... More »
By Todd Brown   

O-TOWN: Watch The Teaser For Nigerian Gangster Film

We first came across Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi last year with his feature film Ojuju. A low budget zombie tale set in the shanty towns of his native land, Ojuju bucked the odds to pick up awards at home... More »
By Todd Brown   


Richard Gregory has finally finished The Boers At The End Of The World, which has long been the most anticipated South African documentary on my horizon. To celebrate, we have a new poster and trailer for the feature!The Boers At The... More »
By Stuart Muller   

Review: WE COME AS FRIENDS, Shadows Of Colonial Past Still Loom Over South Sudan

Hubert Sauper, a Paris based filmmaker known for his searing eco-disaster exposé in Tanzania, Darwin's Nightmare (2005), continues to document the African continent in his new documentary, We Come As Friends. This time, he sheds light on the post-referendum era... More »
By Dustin Chang   

Durban 2015 Review: THE SHORE BREAK Tries To Stem The Tide, But Only Time Will Tell

The 36th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa has wrapped its annual showcase of international film, with this year's menu providing distinctly more African fare under the new directorship of Pedro Pimenta.  South African documentary The Shore Break is... More »
By Stuart Muller   

Fantasia 2015 Review: CRUMBS Finds Ethiopia In Tarkovsky's Zone

Ethiopian post-apocalypse dystopian fairy tale Crumbs has a decaying handsomeness to match its unique vision. It has a confident and accomplished auteur unwillingness for either pandering or traditionally pleasing its audience, while simultaneously offering an archetypal hero-journey tale. If features an optimistic message... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: DISTRICT 9 Writer Teri Tatchell Will Adapt Novel

Good news out of South Africa yesterday. Variety reported that South African author Charlie Human's urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now will adapted to film by District 9 and Chappie writer Teri Tatchell. "South Africa has always pushed through the usual limits... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX Is Coming For You!

The Canadian Premiere of Who Killed Captain Alex?: Uganda's First Action Movie is happening at Fantasia on Friday, July 17th. It will mark the first time one of Nabwana IGG's DIY commando cinema style films will screen outside of his home... More »
By Andrew Mack   

LA Film Fest Review: I AM THALENTE, Skating On Passion, Finding Purpose

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound some of us move out of the way... More »
By Ben Umstead   

The Many Faces Of Charlize Theron

Mad Max: Fury Road is putting the pedal to the metal in cinemas worldwide, and two things have become apparent. One: reviews so far are almost ridiculously positive. Two: everyone agrees Charlize Theron is awesome. Thing number two shouldn't come... More »
By Ard Vijn   

ACHOURA Arrives In First Poster For Moroccan Horror

It's been some time since we last heard from Morocco based director Talal Selhami in these parts. Last time around the occasion was his debut feature, Mirages, a rare genre effort from the African nation and now he returns with... More »
By Todd Brown   

South African Short NOMMER 37 Plays Like A Bit Of Hitchcock Amongst Cape Town Gangsters

Here's a tasty little something from South Africa with the trailer for award winning short film Nommer 37. Co-directed by Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute the film's premise is a deliberate nod to Hitchcock's Rear Window with the story transplanted... More »
By Todd Brown   

OJUJU Director Takes A Trip to O-TOWN

Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi came on to the radar here at TwitchFilm last year with his feature film, Ojuju. Nigeria's first zombie film, Ojuju was pieced together under incredibly difficult circumstances with minimal resources and yet the film has... More »
By Todd Brown   
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