The myths – and maths – of local film

2012-08-17 13:17

SA film: Celebrated director of Cannes-winning Skoonheid, Oliver Hermanus, shares his thoughts on the boom in the number of local films that premiered at the Durban International Film Festival this year. We have a crisis with our directors, he says.

I recently got to spend time, as one does each year, with our local film industry and its movers and shakers. We all descended on the Durban beachfront, iPhones and Blackberrys in hand, to christen the 33rd Durban International Film Festival. I was invited to be on the feature film jury.

I quietly got to see more films in nine days than I’ve seen in a long time and did not have to tell anyone save my three co-jurors what I thought.

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