Six film premières head the film programme for the 2004 National Arts Festival (Grahamstown, 1 to 10 July). Three of the new features are South African, and their high quality bears testimony to the increasing sophistication of our film industry.
The Wooden Camera by Ntshavheni wa Luruli is expected to attract considerable audience interest because Chikin Biznis -The Whole Story, Luruli's earlier film, topped the box office polls for three festivals in succession. Another new film, A Case of Murder, by Clive Howard Morris sees Afrikaans rock singer Steve Hofmeyr cast as an amoral killer. Catherine Stewart's Transit Café tells of a rural wastrel up to no good in the city.