Monday, January 23rd, 2012

African Films in Rotterdam

The International Film Festival in Rotterdam (running till February 5) comes with a neat feature that allows you to browse the selected films per continent. The festival has a surprising amount of 34 African films lined up (that doesn’t happen often at European film festivals). Less surprising, and a bit disappointing, is that out of the 34...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Interview with director Oliver Hermanus

By Dylan Valley This year’s edition of The Durban International Film Festival in South Africa was a pure cinematic treat. I attended master classes with Burkina Faso film legend Gaston Kabore and surf film legend Jack McCoy,...

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...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Oliver Hermanus at Cannes

“Skoonheid,” the new film by South African director Oliver Hermanus will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival (starting next month). He is in good company. Check...