When strange lights start appearing around their lake house, two sisters, Isabel (Is) and Anna start to realize that everything is not as it seems. While Anna desperately clings to reality, Isabel decides to give in to the magic and follow the lights.
SA Production Company: Sinkwa Productions. Directed by Sabine NLD Bittle.
Necktie Youth (2015)
In a haze of drugs and economic privilege, two middle class guys, September (played by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer) and Jabz (Bonko Khoza) embark on a self-destructive bender driving across Joburg in a borrowed Jaguar. The film, which has been likened to Larry Clark’s Kids and the early work of African American filmmaker Spike Lee, has been described by one critic “as the first really distinctive cinematic voice to emerge from a generation of young South Africans to whom the country’s post-democratic history is largely a second-hand abstraction”.
In a riot of colour accompanied by a pulsing and haunting soundtrack from Ross Dorkin of SAMA-winning band, Beatenberg, Love the One You Love is set in Cape Town, and follows three characters who “start to suspect that there’s a conspiracy afoot to to keep them in—and out—of love.” The film, shot on a shoestring budget, is entirely improvised with stunning performances by Chi Mhendi (Terri—a Phone sex operator), Andile Nebulane (Sandile—a dog Handler} and Louw Venter (Eugene—a lonely IT technician).
The Shore Break, about the proposed titanium mine and tolled highway on the Wild Coast, was described by the jurors of the Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award as a “powerful portrayal of a struggle within a local community regarding foreign mining rights in a pristine environment…[It] concisely and movingly uncovers this complex and urgent matter, which is still under investigation and in need of public support.”
It isn't easy being a writer, lost in your own world with girlfriends to maintain and sexy lodgers to deal with! Scribblings is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a writer writing about a writer, Jack, who takes in lodger and how their relationship spirals out of control, blurring his reality.
A Khoe Story 2 – Returning the Remains is part of a thought-provoking trilogy of documentary films about the legacy, oppression and resurgence of South Africa’s indigenous inhabitants, the Khoe and San.
Paraplegic Randall Hendricks is in serious debt to a sadistic loan shark. Crippled in childhood by gang warfare, Randall spends his days watching his neighbours through binoculars. When he witnesses a powerful gangster commit murder he embarks on a dangerous path of blackmail. Filled with twists, turns and suspense this is a wild ride filled with action and fear that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat.
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
When cops Dias and Matias discover the man who murdered their parents thirty-five years ago is the same crime boss they’ve been tracking for the past year, one seeks vengeance and the other justice. The only thing standing in their way is each other. An action packed crime thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Set in the world of remotely piloted drone warfare, Eye In The Sky is a Hong Kong crime thriller served up in the form of a tight cat-and-mouse game between a police surveillance team and a villainous crime operative. Directed by Gavin Hood, starring Helen Mirren.
The trailer and official poster have not been released yet.
SA Production company: Moonlighting Films
W. Cape Film News
New Wave of South African Avant-Garde Films
28 August 2015
A new wave of SA cinema is winning awards at film festivals across the world. Hot young film directors are turning inwards and find...