KROTOA History, Drama
Krotoa, a feisty, bright, young 11 year old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner. She is brought into the first Fort established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There she grows into a visionary young woman who assimilates the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for van Riebeeck who became the first Governor of the Cape Colony. As such Krotoa ends up being rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch when she tries to find the middle way between the two cultures.
Director: Roberta Durrant Cast: Armand Aucamp, Roeline Daneel, Deon Lotz,
Crystal-Donna Roberts, Jacques Bessenger, Charis Williams, Brendon Daniels
VICEROY’S HOUSE Biography, Drama, History
New Dehli in March 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy’s Palace is like a beehive. Its five hundred employees are busy preparing the coming of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has just been appointed new (and last) viceroy of India by prime minister Clement Attlee. Mountbatten, whose difficult task consists in overseeing the transition of British India to independence, arrives at the Palace, accompanied by his Edwina, his liberal-minded wife and by his eighteen-year-old daughter Pamela. Meanwhile, in the staff quarters, a love story is born between Jeet, a Hindu, and Aalia, a Muslim beauty. Things will prove difficult – not to say very difficult – both on the geopolitical and personal level.
Director: Gurinder Chadha Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville
THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD Action, Comedy
The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.
Director: Patrick Hughes Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
ATOMIC BLONDE Action, Mystery, Thriller
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Director: David Leitch Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman
THE PLAYBOOK Drama, Sport
Steven Thomas has it all, a loving family, a successful business and faith. But when tragedy strikes the family that faith is tested. This film depicts the family’s journey in deciding the ultimate question, whether to abandon one’s faith or persist through difficult times.
Director: Darran Scott (as J.D. Scott) Cast: Mick Preston, Harry Borland, Kath Gordon, Luc Longley, Dennis Coard
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (2014)
Action, Adventure, Biography
A time of danger approaches the Kingdom. Danger from a child. A child who will become a Prince of Egypt. With the soothsayer’s dire prophecy, the Pharaoh (Paul Rhys) orders the slaughter of all new-born males. But one child, born of Hebrew slave Amram (Louis Hilyer) and his wife Jochebed (Lisa Jacobs), is put in the care of others to ensure his own safety. Moses is raised in a royal Egyptian household and, with no memory of his true family, rises to the stature of prince. On discovering his heritage, and inspired by a fiery message from God, Moses implores his stepbrother Menerith (Naveen Andrews), a high-ranking official in Ramses’ army, to join him on a fight to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.
Director: Robert Dornhelm Cast: Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Mía Maestro
ROWWE DIAMANTE Comedy
In a desperate attempt to get two opposing groups of troubled teens back on track, they are sent away to Donkerhoek Bootcamp outside Pretoria. Out of their comfort zones, upliftment programmes, discipline and growing to respect one another are just some of the challenges that confront them. Forced to share rooms with their rivals, and in true trouble-fashion, chaos and a battle for power among the different ethnic groups ensues. Added to this, only one girl has been sent along on this forced expedition…
Director: Willie Olwage Cast: Eden Classens, Thabiso Tshabalala, Francois Viljoen
70 X 7 South African Drama
n Jong getroude paartjie se seuntjie sterf in ’n motorongeluk waarin die gesin betrokke was en daarna dryf die paartjie uitmekaar. Die man was immers onder die invloed van drank tydens die ongeluk en sy vrou sukkel om hom daarvoor te vergewe. Wat sy nie besef nie, is dat haar man eintlik nie die oorsaak was nie, maar die vraag is, sal sy die eintlike skuldige kan vergewe wanneer sy eendag uitvind?
Director: Willie Olwage Cast: Zander de Vries, Zonika de Vries, Angelique Gerber, Morne Lane, Marcus Muller, Carmin Olwage, Johan Snooke
THE SON OF BIG FOOT Animation, Comedy, Family
Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo., a giant corporation eager to run scientific experiments with his special DNA. As father and son make up for lost time, Adam soon discovers that he too is gifted with superpowers beyond his imagination. But little do they know, HairCo. is on their tail as Adam’s traces have led them to Bigfoot!
Directors: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen Cast: Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Laila Berzins