AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Festival de Cannes

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The first Afrikaans film at Cannes

Finally a teaser for the film “Skoonheid,” by Cape Town director, Oliver Hermanus, is now online. Billed as the first Afrikaans film to compete at the Cannes Film Festival, the film also finally screened earlier today at Cannes. That means the first mainstream reviews are in. They’re mixed. Here are some excerpts from the reviews

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

America Through Zambian Eyes

Add one more to yesterday’s list. Also screening at Cannes this year, as part of the prestigious Director’s Fortnight is ZedCrew, a Canadian production set in Zambia about Zambian rappers trying to make it big in the...

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Françafrique

Africa has come to Cannes. First up is the documentary, Benda Bilili!, screening as part of the Director’s Fortnight. This French documentary, which was shot over several years and cut from over 600 hours of film, focuses...