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29 July 2019

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Hermanus film ‘Moffie’ to have world premiere at Venice Film Festival

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Oliver Hermanus’ latest film offering, Moffie, has been invited to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. Moffie is the second film by seasoned director Hermanus, and only the fourth South African film in the festival’s 76-year history to receive an official invitation to Venice. A previous Hermanus film, The Endless River, became the first […]

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30 May 2019

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Rocketman: Our first Gay Superhero (with issues!)

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There has been much speculation of late that there will be a gay superhero in the near future. Well, worry no more, we have found one. Rocketman is our own flawed Supergay. And he is a marvel! Rocketman is everything the recent Queen biopic wasn’t. Maybe someday somebody will still make a movie about Freddy’s […]

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28 May 2019

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Fiennes impresses with ballet biopic!

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The term “white crow” is Russian slang for a person who is unusual or unlike others. Double-edged, it is used to refer both to someone of exceptional ability and to an outsider who doesn’t fit in anywhere. Acclaimed Russian ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev epitomises this concept. Known for performances that were sinewy and sensual, Nureyev […]

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11 April 2019

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Zac Efron stars as notorious serial killer in new film

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Biographical films mostly offer audiences a glimpse into the lives of famous… and sometimes infamous people of the past in an attempt to shed some light on the accomplishments, actions or crimes that they are known for.  And that is exactly what happens in this gripping tell-all about one of the most notorious serial killers […]

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5 March 2019

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You can still catch these Oscar-winning films at Ster-Kinekor

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The Oscars have come and gone and, as usual, there wasn’t overall consensus about the Academy’s decisions (but is there ever?). The Best Actor and Best Actress statuettes both went to actors playing queer characters: Rami Malek won for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and the delightful Olivia Coleman […]

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31 January 2019

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‘Sorry Angel’ is a tale of love before all the apps

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Directed by Christophe Honoré, Sorry Angel is a love story set in the early 90s. Jacques (played by Pierre Deladochamps) is an HIV-positive writer in his early 40s struggling with writer’s block. On a work-related trip to Rennes where a production of one of his plays is on stage, he meets young, bisexual and bookish […]

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28 January 2019

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The perplexing tale of Sister Benedetta Carlini

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The Renaissance was a watershed moment in history in a number of respects. From the 14th to the 17th century, Europe experienced a significant cultural, political, artistic and economic rebirth, following the decline of the Roman Empire and the subsequent Middle (or Dark) Ages, records of which are sparse. The cultural shift that became characteristic […]

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18 January 2019

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Get your fill of Shakespeare with National Theatre Live and Ster-Kinekor Nouveau

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The cinematic year kicks of on a classic note with the screening of a number of theatre adaptations from one of the world’s most famous and revered playwrights, William Shakespeare. The plays, featuring some big names, were filmed live at notable theatres and will be screened at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau film theatres nationwide from January to […]

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