The increase in film production in Mzansi, be it local or co-production is really amazing. Our audience will probably complain forever "when we look at our screens we want to see ourselves presented truthfully and to see stories that resonate with us". That excuse has reached its expiry date. Those who are convinced that we lack a cinema "culture" in SA should check Black Panther's box office success in African countries and SA specifically. How did that happen?

Even the calibre of actors we have in Mzansi is freakin' insane. Watch Vusi Kunene (if you haven't) on A United Kingdom acting alongside David Oyelowo, Kunene chowed that role.

 I picked Top 5 of best movies that ever been produced in the Mzansi PLUS Terry Pheto's new movie.

#1.  Five Fingers For Marseilles

   A member of the Five Fingers returns to colonial Marseilles after fleeing police aggression two decades before, and finds the town under a new threat.

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#2. Catching Feelings 

The lives of a formerly-famous writer and his wife are disrupted when a famous and very self-indulgent author comes to stay with them.

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#3. iNumber Number

Chili and Sello, undercover cops, are cheated out of a large reward by their corrupt superiors. Chili infiltrates a gang as it prepares to rob an armored car, and instead of busting them, he convinces Sello to participate in the score.

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#4. Tell Me Sweet Something 

Tell Me Sweet Something is a 2015 South African romantic comedy film starring Nomzamo Mbatha, Maps Maponyane and Thishiwe Ziqubu. The film was directed by Akin Omotoso and produced by Robbie Thorpe.

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 #5. Hard To Get 

South African action-romance "Hard to Get", from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli, and producers Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring.Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 1.53.14 AM

What's New

Award-winning actress Terry Pheto on Monday last week confirmed that she plays a lead role in an international feature film Faces, which is going to have its world premiere at the upcoming Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).It is directed by British-Nigerian Joseph Adejuwon Adesunloy and stars Mattieu Charneau and Aki Omoshaybi.

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