4 new local movies to watch this month

Earl Gregory plays Sam in No Hiding Here.
Earl Gregory plays Sam in No Hiding Here.
Photo: Showmax
  • Fans of romance are in for a treat this February with M-Net, Mzansi Magic, and Showmax.
  • DStv has an exciting line-up of four new local original movies.
  • These home-grown films feature some of South Africa's biggest names and include a vast array of diverse themes.


Perfectly timed to coincide with the 'month of love', M-Net, Mzansi Magic, and Showmax will premiere four new local original movies.

These home-grown films feature some of South Africas' biggest names, including Sisanda Henna, Linda Mtoba, and Lea Vivier and include a vast array of diverse themes most notably in the Showmax exclusive, No Hiding Here.

1. The Day We Didn't Meet

Available on Showmax

Friday, 19 February on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv 104) at 21:35

A chance encounter sees one-time lovers Alex and Sam reconnect. The two decide to play a game of pretend where they live the life of an old married couple. Reality keeps knocking at the door, and the pair find it difficult to 'escape' into their pretend world. Was their encounter an act of fate or simply a coincidence? The star cast includes Lea Vivier (Wonderlus, Binnelanders) and Steven John Ward (Inconceivable, Vagrant Queen).

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

2. Home Affairs: A Love Story

Friday, 12 February on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv 104) at 20:00

Coming soon to Showmax

This local movie sees the cast of Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale return to celebrate Pieter and Benita's wedding weekend. The Williams family are under the same roof once again, and it's safe to say that tensions will run high. Will family politics steal the show or will love overcome all in this loved-up sequel? Hilton Pelser (Moffie, The Kissing Booth), David Viviers (Love Runs Out, Kanarie) and Bronté Snell (Arendsvlei) all return for a second round.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

3. No Hiding Here

Thursday, 18 February on Showmax

No Hiding Here is an LGBTQ+ rom-com set in a small South African town where a beloved drama teacher accidentally plays porn at a huge event. Forced out of town by an outraged community, he flees with the event's featured guest – an LGBTQ+ celebrity. Together, the two get off to a shaky start while hunting for answers to the compelling scandal. No Hiding Here is directed by actor Gabe Gabriel (Hold Fast, Good Luck) and stars David Viviers (Kanarie, Black Sails), Tiffany Barbuzano (Still Breathing) and 2020 Fleur du Cap winner, Earl Gregory (Kinky Boots).

The cast of No Hiding Here.
The cast of No Hiding Here.

4. One Night kwa Mxolisi

Friday, 26 February on Showmax

Saturday, 27 February on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 21:30

Directed by Sisanda Henna (Trackers), One Night kwa Mxolisi stars Henna and Linda Mtoba (The River). A once semi-successful rugby player invites his friends to the opening of his new restaurant, but after one too many drinks, truth-bombs are thrown. What follows leads to shattered illusions and tested friendships.

The cast of One Night kwa Mxolisi.
The cast of One Night kwa Mxolisi.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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