Upset surrounds release of two local films

2013-10-03 15:09
 
Elelwani

Cape Town - South African Twitter users find it unfair that Venda movie Elelwani will not be released as planned on Friday, seemingly due to its clash with Heartlines' Nothing for Mahala.

Although the two movies have different distributors, according to MyBroadband, moviegoers feel that the traditional African production is being shunted for the more modern value-orientated NGO movie.







Reasons given by distributor
Distributor Indigenous Films told MyBroadband that the push back comes from the fact that cinemas will be switching to digital projection by the end of November and they wish to capitalise on this.

The fact that it shared its release date with another SA movie was also a contributing factor says its spokesperson.

Other films have also been pushed back, but this is the second time for Elelwani. It was supposed to screen in August, but was delayed until 4 October; and now the new date has been set for somewhere at the end of January 2014.

Check out the trailer for Elelwani below:



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