Focus on South Africa

Venture deep into South African society with these three important features. Two of the directors – Oliver Hermanus, The Endless River and Charlie Vundla, Cuckold – will be here as guests of the Festival, to introduce the Australian premieres of their work and take questions after each screening.


This South African drama about a man who finds himself entangled in an unusual love triangle after his wife cheats on him, doubles as an unsparing critique of male entitlement.

The Endless River

Love and revenge in post-apartheid South Africa form the core of writer-director Oliver Hermanus' boldly melodramatic and visually ravishing follow-up to Beauty (SFF, 2011).

Shepherds and Butchers

Steve Coogan excels in a rare dramatic role as a determined lawyer, in this engrossing courtroom drama inspired by true events, from South African director Oliver Schmitz.