South African Filmmaking

New Releases

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAMA South Africa’s First Ever Black Female Superhero For The Big Screen Packs A Punch Against Crime And Corruption! Supermama’s remarkable journey to becoming a crime fighter with a homemade costume, karate chops and an over-inflated ego is what makes the film so original and amusing, making it a definite must see for the South African audience and movie patrons. Directed by van Schalkwyk from a screenplay crafted by Van Schalkwyk, Damon Berry and Ben Tjibe the film is produced by Rory Downing and Damon Berry. Feature: The Adventures Of Supermama – tackling South Africa’s social challenges with humour / Trailer / Showing from 14 June

KINGS OF MULBERRY STREET 
Set in the fictional town of Sugarhill District in the early 80s, the film tells the story of two young Indian boys who must find a way to overcome their differences and unite in order to defeat the bullying local crime lord who’s threatening their families. It is a charming and hilarious adventure, with universal themes that will appeal to the whole family. The film also pays tribute to classic 80’s Bollywood movies and their heroes. Written and directed by director by producer Judy Naidoo. Trailer / Showing from 28 June

ANDER MENS From highly acclaimed South African director Quentin Krog (Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling / Vir die Voëls) comes this star-studded action romance film, based on the novel of the same name by Zirk van den Berg. Bennie Fourie takes on the role of Daniel Niemand – a punch bag type of oke whose wife left him for their marriage counsellor and that’s only the start of his troubles. Showing from 23 August

FIELA SE KIND A coloured woman living in the arid Karoo takes in a lost white child and raises him as her own. Nine years later, the boy is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs. Written and directed by Brett Michael Innes from the novel by Daleen Matthee. Showing from 13 September

THE STORY OF RACHELTJIE DE BEER Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by writer and filmmaker Brett Michael Innes, the film tells the story of Afrikaans family, the De Beers, who are forced to find shelter on a local farm in the Eastern Free State of South Africa in the 1800s. Winter has arrived and, as dark clouds laden with snow start to roll in over the Drakensberg mountains, tragedy strikes. Read more/ Showing from 18 October

THE UNFAMILIAR A British Army doctor comes back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD only to discover that there is a more daunting malevolence at work making the life that she knew unfamiliar. Directed by Henk Pretorius, screenplay by Henk PretoriusJennifer Nicole Stang.Read more/ Showing from 8 November