Afrikaans films are, as a rule, generally a no-no. This is not because they are bad movies, but rather because they are just not cool. This was illustrated when one was forced to endure hours of watching and re-watching Afrikaans movies in film study at school. Even Paljas, a very good film by any standard, was ruined by the attitude towards subtitles and painfully analytical discussions afterwards. This is an attitude that needs to be expelled, very quickly, because there is some serious talent knocking down the stigma wall.
Proudly South African and proudly Afrikaans, this is a movie that will be enjoyed by all and more than likely bring a lump to the throat. Also, the easy-to-follow English subtitles make it suitable for those not versed in die taal. Well worth a watch.
The Afrikaans feature film (with English subtitles), which had its premiere at the festival, was screened at the flagship venue, The Showroom Theatre. It is produced by Barry Strick of Inverse Films and Full Faculty Films, in collaboration with Waterfront Film Studios and the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The film is distributed in South Africa by Indigenous Film Distribution. 1e1e36bf2d