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    Eleven South African films being showcased at The Cannes Film Festival

    The Cannes Film Festival is well known as the world’s most prestigious film event, that includes not only a film festival but also a film market where industry heavy weights buy films for release in different countries.

    Now, eleven premium locally produced films are being showcased at the sought-after Cannes Marche du Film market, by Gravel Road Distribution Group.

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    South Africa has an abundance of filmed entertainment content. However the past years have been difficult from a cinema perspective, with theatres being shut by lockdowns around the world. Fortunately for the industry, that seems to be changing with cinema goers returning to view their movies on the big screen. This makes the timing for this showcase right, while the industry returns to its feet.

    The eleven films being showcased at Cannes range from The Domestic (horror / psychological thriller starring Tumisho Masha, Amanda Du-Pont and Thuli Thabethe), to 8 aka The Soul Collector, award-winning The White Line, action comedy Bordering on Bad Behaviour, crime drama Juggernaut and Call Me Thief, originally released as Noem My Skollie. Gold Coast Lounge, starring Greg Kriek and Christia Visser, Santana, Sisters (Susters), The Recce and The Windmill are also being exhibited.

    SA films showcasing at Cannes. Image supplied

    “The slate of films being showcased at Cannes is testimony to the creativity, passion, high standards and quality of South African filmmaking” said Benjamin Cowley, CEO Gravel Road Distribution Group.

    “With such a wide variety of genres, I’m thrilled that we can make these local productions available to the world’s cinema buyers,” he added.

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