The Guardian – Jahmil XT Qubeka…brings some scalding steam-heat with a sensational noir thriller Screen Daily – 6 Sales acquires controversial Of Good Report The Star – Why Ban Something So Compelling? The Times – One ofÂ the most brilliant films to have been made in South Africa Daily Maverick -Â A fine, serious, ambitious, beautifully-shot and […]
Sundance Film Festival- Grand Jury Prize Nomination”World Cinema”In the state of Judea in southern Africa, violence, poverty and sectarianism are endemic. The neighbouring Alliance has invaded to restore â€˜peaceâ€™ at gunpoint. Bloody street battles accompany the neighbouring dictatorshipâ€™s incursion into its weaker satellite.
Commandant Jacobus van Aswegen is a loving father and husband, as well as being a respected Boer-officer during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) . Upon hearing that the enemy (the British) are planning a â€œscorched earthâ€- policy, he decides to go home and protect his wife and family instead of further participation in the war. This decision leads to him and his sons being tried for high treason.
Toronto International Film Festival 08 – Official Selection Kanchivaram is a tragic story about the price we pay for the promises we make… Vengadam is a born optimist and weaver of saris.Â Alas, because of Vengadam’s lowly status,Â he can never afford what he creates. At the birth of his daughter he pledges to wrap […]
FESTIVAL DE CANNES Official Selection UN CERTAIN REGARD Every year, for 20 years, a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River celebrates The Dead Girlâ€™s Feast. The occasion is meant to honor the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT a long time ago, after the dim episode of his […]
Berlinale 2008. Generation 14+ – Official Selection Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008. Variety Critics – Official Selection Sarajevo Film Festival 2008. XploreZone – Official Selection Ciao Bella is the intimate story of young love coming up against obstacles such as prejudice and everyday racism. A passionate teenage romantic encounter brings out drastic comic situations […]
International Thessaloniki Film Festival 2007: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor.A man gets out of prison. Like a modern Ulysses he will undertake a homeless journey into contemporary Athens peopled by migrants, homeless, and other marginalized persons of the society. On his way he will meet a woman and a little girl. Are the […]
Winner, 26th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2007 Dragons and Tigers Competition Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008 Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 Official Selection The Neon Knightsâ€”Amerika, Roppongi and their friends, so nicknamed because of the places their emigrÄ— fathers liveâ€”use their imported digital video-cameras to film wealthy remittance widows (left behind by the […]