Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ is understated and compelling


Mark Rylance in Dunkirk. Photo: Supplied

UNDERSTATED but gripping. That is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in a nutshell, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading


Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ brings an extraordinary moment in British history to the big screen


IN Britain, one of the most memorable moments of the Second World War came with the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.

Now, 75 years later, this incredible historical moment is being put in the spotlight on the big screen in Christopher Nolan’s (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Night Trilogy) new film, Dunkirk. Continue reading

Don’t miss the Zakifo Musik Festival in Durban

Estäre4 - Credit - Rachel Lafferty

Estere Dalton. Photo: Rachel Lafferty

THE second annual Zakifo Musik Festival, Durban features one of the most eclectic, multi-genre music line-ups ever gathered together in one festival programme.

Music-makers from France, Reunion, Mozambique, the United States, Mali, Ghana, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa will be performing at he old Natal Command opposite Battery Beach, May 27 and 28. Continue reading

Local film, Mrs Right Guy, to screen at Cannes

MRS RIGHT GUY - Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi

Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi star in Mrs Right Guy.

THE highly anticipated romcom Mrs Right Guy, premières at Ster Kinekor’s The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday, May 19 – the same day as the film screens at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France.

Dineo Moeketsi who stars as the broken-hearted Gugu Hlatshwayo in Mrs Right Guy announced the exciting news on Twitter. Mrs Right Guy is screening in Cannes as part of the National Film and Video Foundation South African showcase programme. Continue reading

Crimson Roses: A poignant and personal look at the horrors of World War I

Crimson Roses

Crimson Roses

PRIVATE letters written between a volunteer nurse and her best friend in World War I provide a personal perspective on a conflict which left some 17 million people dead and a further 20 million wounded.

Beatrice Keir’s letters, along with private photographs and poignant drawings and autographs by men wounded in the four-year conflict, have been compiled into the book Crimson Roses: Beatrice Fraser’s First World War Letters and Memorabilia by her grand-daughter, Fiona Polak, who lives in Howick. Continue reading