Local films reflect South Africa in all its diversity, with stories inspired by our own unique history and people, making them enlightening and compellingly familiar. From comedy to drama, catch some home-grown talent on the big screen this February, and experience just how lekker local can be!
The moving story of a South African Xhosa mother whose life revolves around finding stability for her family during a period of insufferable upheaval in the country. At the time, South African women were forced by arrests, fines and forced removal to leave their homes and resettle in remote areas designated as black homelands. Directed by Christiaan Olwagen, Poppie Nongena won 12 awards at the annual Silwerskerm Festival in August 2019, including Best Feature Film, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble Cast. Releasing 31 January – Watch the trailer here.
Run Time: 1h52m
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Based on the 90’s love story of Mardaleen Coetzer and Hugo Derks, portrayed by Marguerite Van Eeden and Sean-Marco Vorster. The couple are introduced to one another on the North West University’s campus in Potchefstroom. He falls head over heels in love, but she doesn’t return his affections. Years later they run into each other again in the United Kingdom, and here their journey to love starts again … but not without a few hurdles on their way. Releasing 14 February – watch the trailer here.
Run Time: 1h52m
A slice of street life in South Africa’s Mdantsane township, known as the boxing mecca of South Africa. Knuckle City follows the journey of Dudu Nyakama (Bongile Mantsai), a down-and-out aging boxer as he struggles to attain the one fight that he believes will uplift his fractured family. Contending that the underbelly of the boxing world is rife with criminality, Dudu unwittingly enlists the help of his reckless but resourceful gangster brother. Haunted by the ghost of their father, Dudu soon finds that the fight at home is far more challenging than any opponent he can possibly face in the ring. Releasing 28 February – watch the trailer here.
Run Time: 2h4m
Age Restriction: 18
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