A day when we commemorate the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s Apartheid pass laws.
Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter dies while under the care of her employers: return to poverty-stricken Mozambique or continue working for the people responsible for the death of her child.
Things become even more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child.
As Theresa Smith wrote, it’s “an uncomfortably close look at the smothering maid/madam relationship as it plays out in so many South African homes.
It tracks the relationship between these two women who live in each other’s space, know each other’s intimate details
It makes you question your own relationships long after the flickering images are gone from your retina.”
Sink won five SAFTAs last year, including Best Film, Best Actress (Shoki Mokgapa), Best Script (Brett Michael Innes), Best Edit (Brett Michael Innes and Nicholas Costaras) and Best Score (Chris Letcher).
Sink also won five Silwerskerm awards: Best Actress, Best Script, Best Editor, Best Score and Best Cinematography (Trevor Calverley).
Based on a true story told in an award-winning book of the same name, Dis Ek, Anna is a courtroom drama about the case of a woman who killed her stepfather after suffering years of sexual abuse.
Because 109.1 rapes were recorded each day in 2016/2017 – and that’s just what was reported. Because children are the victims of 41% of reported rapes.
Dis Ek, Anna won six SAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Director (Sara Blecher), Best Supporting Actor (Marius Weyers), and Best Screenplay (Tertius Kapp).
It also won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (Morné Visser) at Silwerskermfees.
Sassy 20-year-old Tess sells her body on Cape Town’s streets. She survives by popping painkillers and through her wry humour.
But her life turns upside down when she falls pregnant.
Best South African Film, Best Actress and Best Editing (Linda Man) at Durban. Best Actress, Best Editing and Best Cinematography (Bert Haitsma) at Silwerskerm.
Best Actress and Best Screenplay nominations at the SAFTAs.
After her University graduation, Elelwani (Florence Masebe) returns to her rural family to introduce her boyfriend and announce their plans to emigrate and spend the rest of their lives together, but her father has promised her to the local king instead.
Florence Masebe won Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, where Elelwani also took home Best Production Design from its 11 nominations.
A six-year-old girl is left for dead outside a township in Johannesburg but is found by a woman (Lindiwe Ndlovu) who takes her to
“Darrell Roodt’s film Little One is a poignant, moving, and minimalist narrative which is unapologetically South African,” said the South African Academy Award Selection Committee, who chose Little One as our 2013 Foreign Film Oscar entry. “It is a universal story made local, with brilliant performances.”
Lindiwe Ndlovu won the Best Actress SAFTA for her role.
In this update of George Bizet’s classic opera, Carmen, Pauline Malefane plays a township woman who will not be tamed, who seduces a religious policeman into a fatal affair.
u-Carmen eKhayelitsha became the first South African film to win the Golden Bear at Berlin – the top award at one of the world’s top film festivals.
It has a 95% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Village Voice saying that the adaptation “was basically the best decision ever.”