Fast facts: SA in Cannes

2014-05-18 14:00

South African films will get their chance to impress at this years International Cannes Film Festival in France, alongside some of the world's finest films and documentaries.

A small delegation sent from South Africa to the awards, will represent four South African feature films and several other films and documentaries. Here are a few we believe make us proud to be South African:

iNumber Number

The hit local horror film will be one of South Africa's main representatives at the festival.Directed by Donovan Marsh and starring Tsotsi's Presley Chweneyagae,  iNumber Number tells the story of two cops turned rogue when high levels of corruption at the station rob them of a possible bounty. Realising that honesty doesn't pay, and seeing a possible pay day, the pair join a syndicate to heist an armoured vehicle.


 Miners shot down

The Rehad Desai documentary, Miners Shot Down, recounts the events of Marikana last August.  It shows unique footage of the seven days leading up to the fateful day that gripped South Africa and made international headlines. It acts as a tribute to all those who had the courage to use their fundamental rights to stand up for themselves.


The Salvation

The Classic Western feel film tells the story of a peaceful American settler who kills his family's murderer, unleashing the fury of a notorious gang leader. The cowardice of his fellow townspeople betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone. Although not part of the SA delegation, The Salvation was co-produced in South Africa and has been selected for a Gala Screening at the festival.






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