DIFF to screen Tess, a film which gives a human face to the sex trade

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The gritty new Meg Rickards-helmed feature film Tess, which will have its world premiere at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on June 18, showcases the astounding talent of some of South Africa’s best actors. Chief amongst them is 20-year old Christia Visser who plays the title role and is certain to garner praise for her raw and powerful portrayal of a young streetwalker. Continue reading

South African period drama, Free State, scoops another international award

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Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender. Photo courtesy of Times Media Films

MULTI-AWARD winning local filmmaker Sallas de Jager’s period drama feature Free State has continued its winning streak by taking the honours for best cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York. The film recently scooped best director at the Luxor African Film Festival. Continue reading

Dis Ek, Anna teams up with Put Your Foot Down to campaign against sexual abuse

Marius Weyers & Charlene Brouwer in a scene from Dis Ek, Anna.

Marius Weyers & Charlene Brouwer in a scene from Dis Ek, Anna.

Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film Dis ek, Anna (It’s Me, Anna), which examines the devastating effects of the sexual abuse of young Anna Bruwer by her stepfather, has partnered  with the recently launched Put Your Foot Down (Sit Jou Voet Neer) Foundation to promote the film’s message about taking a stand against sexual abuse. Continue reading

Times Media Films wins appeal on Dis ek, Anna classification

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Dis Ek, Anna

Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film, Dis ek, Anna (It’s Me, Anna) has won its appeal against the 18 (L) (V) (SV) classification imposed on the film by the Film Publication Board (FPB) on September 4.  The film has now been assigned a restrictive age classification of 16 (L)(V). In addition this classification must be accompanied by a cautionary strip reading: ‘The contents of this film might upset sensitive viewers’. Continue reading

Times Media Films challenges classification ruling for Dis Ek Anna

Charlene Brouwer plays Anna Bruwer in the film Dis Ek, Anna.

Charlene Brouwer plays Anna Bruwer in the film Dis Ek, Anna.

Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film, Dis ek, Anna wants the Film Publication Board (FPB) to review its earlier 18L (SV) classification for the film. The classification was made by the FPB ahead of its screening at the Durban International Film Festival in July.   Continue reading