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Serial killer film premieres in Windhoek

Of Good Report is not for sensitive viewers. Superbly filmed in black and white, Of Good Report takes the audience well out of its comfort zones with the boldness of an artistic and political maverick. Viewers are warned that the film’s depictions of the crimes and their aftermath is heavy viewing that may disturb many people.

Of Good Report is not for sensitive viewers. Superbly filmed in black and white, Of Good Report takes the audience well out of its comfort zones with the boldness of an artistic and political maverick. Viewers are warned that the film’s depictions of the crimes and their aftermath is heavy viewing that may disturb many people.

AfricaAvenir will be screening the Namibian premiere of the now-unbanned controversial South African film “Of Good Report” at the Goethe-Centre.  The film was directed by Jahmil Qubeka and produced by Michael Auret and Luzuko Dilima in 2013. Hans-Christian Mahnke, curator of the film series “African Perspectives” said he looks forward to Windhoek audiences seeing this superb and provocative film.  He also said that this adaption and processing of Stanley Kubbrick’s 1962 “Lolita” is brilliant because of its artistic craft and because it puts cinema from Africa where it belongs at the centre stage.

 

The film length is 109 minutes.
“Of Good Hope” will be screened on 25 January 2014 at 19:00 and the damage at the door is N$30. Age restriction is 18 years and older and it is imperative that you bring your ID with you.  “Of Good Hope” has won best film at the 3rd Africa International Film Festival in Calabar, Nigeria, in 2013 and “Artistic Bravery” an award newly created in honour of Qubeka’s film, at the Durban International Film Festival, 2013. It has been screened at film festivals such as the Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2014, Dubai International Film Festival, 2013 and Stockholm International Film Festival, 2013. Film critics and the press all over the world say that Qubeka’s film is best viewed as a daring, refreshing, clever and darkly comic take on the serial killer origin genre and that it is one of the most intriguing, surprising and intelligent pieces of cinema to come out of South Africa in decades.

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