There are 18 New Films Released In South Africa during June 2018.
Information provided by the film distributors in South Africa: Ster Kinekor, Empire Entertainment Africa, UIP SA, and Black Sheep Films. Dates subject to change, visit www.sterkinekor.com, www.cinemanouveau.co.za and www.numetro.co.za for cinemas where the films will be showing. Report broken links / LATEST RELEASES / JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018
BASED ON A TRUE STORY (Original title: “D’après une histoire vraie”). Delphine is the author of a highly personal novel about her mother, which has become a bestseller. Already exhausted by the endless demands for interviews and made vulnerable by her memories, Delphine is soon tormented by anonymous letters accusing her of having turned her family into a source of gossip. The novelist has stalled, paralyzed by the idea of having to start writing again. She then crosses paths with Elle, a young and attractive woman, who is also intelligent and intuitive. Elle understands Delphine better than anyone. Delphine becomes attached to her, she confides in her, lets herself go. How far will Elle go, now that she has moved into Delphine’s place? Has she come to fill a void or create one? Give Delphine a new breath of life or steal her life from her? Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner are lovers in Roman Polanski’s new drama. Read more / Trailer / Releases in SA on 8 June
BOOK CLUB Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. Directed by Bill Holderman, screenplay by Holderman and Erin Simms. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 29 June in SA
BRAVEN When Joe Braven (Jason Momoa), a humble logger residing along the U.S./Canada border is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners who have stashed heroin in his secluded cabin in the mountains, he must do everything in his power to protect his family. Little do the elite drug runners know the unassuming man they’ve encountered has an impressive bite colliding two dynamic forces – one fighting for the lives of his family, the other for the love of the kill.Directed by Lin Oeding and written by Mike Nilon and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett. Trailer / Read more / Releases in South Africa on 22 June.
CHAPPAQUIDDICK In this riveting suspense drama, , the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy — and ultimately changes the course of presidential history. Directed by John Curran and written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. Read more / Trailer/ Releases in SA on 1 June
DUCK DUCK GOOSE Computer-animated comedy. Peng rejects the community of his tight-knit flock of geese in an attempt to live life on his own terms, but when he narrowly rescues two young ducklings from an eccentric but deadly cat, the two latch onto Peng like a parent. The makeshift trio embark on a beautiful and dangerous journey through mountains and lakes, bamboo forests, marble caves and deep river valleys to reach their respective flocks. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 29 June
HEREDITARY When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 15 June
HURRICANE HEIST The rural town of New Hope, Ala., has a pair of super-sized problems heading its way: There’s a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coastline, and there’s a team of 30 well-armed mercenaries intent on looting the local treasury facility.disaster-thriller directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Melissa Bolona and Ralph Ineson. Trailer / Read more / Releases in South Africa on 29 June.
INCREDIBLES 2 resumes where The Incredibles ends, with the introduction of the villain The Underminer (John Ratzenberger). The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen (Holly Hunter), as Elastigirl, continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of “supers”; while Bob (Craig T. Nelson), also known as Mr. Incredible, stays at home caring for their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby’s secret powers in the process. Also, the Parrs and their ally Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) find they must battle a new villain, who goes by the name of Screenslaver. Written and directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and directed the first film. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 15 June
ISLE OF DOGS Set in a dystopian near-future. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. A stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 22 June
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times. The film is a sequel to Jurassic World (
LOVE, SIMON It centers on Simon Spier, a closeted gay teenage boy in high school who is forced to balance his friends, his family, and the blackmailer threatening to out him to the entire school, while simultaneously attempting to discover the identity of the anonymous classmate with whom he has fallen in love online.Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. The film stars Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Greg Berlanti, written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 29 June
NOMMER 37 Set in Haven Mansions, a block of apartments in the fictional suburb of the Cape Flats, called New Haven, the gripping crime thriller looks through the eyes of a former petty criminal, who has been spat out by the very world he once thrived in and left to observe it from the outside. Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks (Irshaad Ally), a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam (Monique Rockman). But he is in financial debt to Emmie (Danny Ross), a sadistic loan shark, and when he witnesses a powerful gangster, named Lawyer (David Manuel), commit murder while observing his neighbours through his binoculars, he initiates a dangerous blackmail scheme in an attempt to settle his debt. With deception and greed around every corner, what follows is a thrilling ride that puts both their lives in mortal danger… as the world around Randal deteriorates further and further into chaos. Scripted and directed by AFDA alumna Nosipho Dumisa. Read more / Trailer / Releases in SA on 1 June
OCEANS 8 Criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s annual Met Gala. Their target — a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million. Heist comedy directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch, from a story by Ross. It is an all-female spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven series. Sandra Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney in the previous three “Ocean’s” films). Watch Trailer / Read more / Releases in SA on 22 June
ON CHESIL BEACH Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West. Directed by Dominic Cooke in his motion picture directorial debut. Ian McEwan adapted his own 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 22 June
OVERBOARD Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who’s hired to clean a luxury yacht that belongs to Leonardo — a selfish, spoiled and wealthy Mexican playboy. After unjustly firing Kate, Leonardo falls off the boat and wakes up with no memory of who he is. To get payback, Kate shows up at the hospital and convinces the confused amnesiac that they’re married. As Leonardo tries to get used to manual labor and his new family, Kate starts to wonder how long she can keep fooling her fake husband. This romantic comedy is directed by Rob Greenberg and written by Bob Fisher, Greenberg and Leslie Dixon, and starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah, and Swoosie Kurtz. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name. Read more / Trailer / Releases in SA on 1 June
SUPER TROOPERS 2 Fired for their previous shenanigans, former Vermont Highway Patrol officers Thorny, Farva, Rabbit, Foster and Mac get a shot at redemption from Capt. O’Hagan and Gov. Jessan. The wacky quintet must provide law enforcement for a French Canadian town that’s transitioning to U.S. sovereignty. Their unconventional methods soon get put to the test when they encounter a smarmy mayor, mischievous Mounties, a smuggling ring and a 1,300-pound bear. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. A sequel to the 2001 film Super Troopers. It stars the Broken Lizard comedy team, made up of Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 15 June
TAG One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as he knows they’re coming to get him. Directed by Jeff Tomsic and written by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen. Starring Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, and Jon Hamm. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 29 June
THYS & TRIX Thys and Trix are siblings and eager yet helpless police officers. Thys is a well-meaning bungler and Trix a rude, sexy tomboy. Their constant feud, as well as the fact that they’ve struggled to work together as a team since childhood, lead to their expulsion from the police service after they yet again embarrass their department. Detective Solomons, a seasoned and dedicated inspector, is investigating the activities of a crime syndicate in a highly unlikely location: an exclusive golf estate outside Mossel Bay. However, there is one problem. Solomons won’t be able to ‘blend in’ at the estate and because of their ‘vanilla appearance’, Thys and Trix are singled out, for the first time ever, as the most competent team to lead an investigation. Solomons will accompany them, but is not impressed with the fact that he’ll be their ‘butler’. Trix realises this is her last chance to prove herself as a competent police officer and Thys knows this is his final opportunity to save the complicated relationship with his sister. However, the fact that the siblings have to pretend to be a married couple to make the investigation credible, complicates the situation, often with unexpected, far-reaching and hysterical consequences. Power couple Chandré and her toy boy André, gay art dealers Stephán and Gerhárd, hippy swingers Ben and June, and the lovely young widow, Heidi, are Thys, Trix and Solomons’ new neighbours. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Qeuntin Krog, who was also at the helm of the highly successful box-office hits, ‘Vir die Voëls’ and ‘Ballade vir ’n Enkeling’. With Leandie du Randt Bosch and Bouwer Bosch Read more / Trailer / Releases in SA on 22 June