Absoluut Afrikaans film festival launched by Ster-Kinekor Theatres

Ster-Kinekor Theatres brings a unique and inspiring selection of Afrikaans film to the big screen with an exciting offering in the form of Absoluut Afrikaans, an Afrikaans film festival.

In line with South Africa’s leading film exhibitor’s vision to provide entertainment that appeals to each South African, the festival is set to screen nationally this Spring with Die Wonderwerker, Stilte, Agter die Ligte and Wolwedans in die Skemer.

Absoluut Afrikaans will provide Ster-Kinekor Theatre movie fanatics with alternative and local content, showcasing some of the best Afrikaans films at the moment. The titles have been carefully selected to not only ensure top quality entertainment but to celebrate the enormous amount of local talent dazzling the big screen.

The festival will kick off with Die Wonderwerker on Friday, 7 September, which stars Cobus Rossouw, Marius Weyers and Sandra Kotze. Directed by Katinka Heyns, the film captures the story of Eugene Marais and his extraordinary life as a poet and naturalist, where controversy follows him wherever he goes. When a Malaria-induced fever forces him to take refuge on a farm on his way to Nylstroom, the drama reaches a climax. Farm owner Gys van Rooyen’s wife falls in love withEugeneand discovers his addiction to morphine.

Agter Die Ligte is the next in this impressive line-up, coming to the big screen on Friday, 28 September. It showcases Afrikaans singer and performer Joe Niemand’s revolutionary concert, which took place at the Coco-Cola Dome in March.South Africa’s largest performance in the history of Afrikaans music, this is a tribute to Afrikaans music fans everywhere.

On Friday, 5 October, the gripping Wolwedans in die Skemer, will be screened. Directed by Jozua Malherbe and starring Rolanda Marais, Desire Gardner and David Louw, the film follows the story of Sonja Daneel, a young woman who crashes her car near Hotel Njala in Hazyview and loses her memory. Soon her life becomes entangled with the family who run the eerie hotel and she discovers how family secrets and obsession can haunt and control you. When an eccentric investigator arrives to investigate murders at the hotel, some shocking discoveries are made.

Wrapping up Absoluut Afrikaans on Friday, 12 October is Stilte, the magnificent story of a young singer whose life is destroyed when she and her family are attacked in their home. As the only one who survives, she relocates to her aunt and uncle’s farm in Oudtshoorn. However, the road to recovery is not easy – Antoinette refuses to speak let alone sing. Directed by Darrel James Roodt, the film shows how she comes to terms with loss and learns to find her voice again with the help of an inspiring young pastor.

Coming to the big screen this spring, the Absoluut Afrikaans brings local entertainment to audiences. For more information or to book seats visit www.sterkinekor.com or our www.sterkinekor.mobi or call the Ticketline at 082 16789. Follow @sktheatres on Twitter or ‘Like’ the Ster-Kinekor Theatres’ Facebook page.

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