Stuart Muller

Critic

South Africa

South African cinephile, PhD holder, Tolkienista, featherphile, Guinness World Record holder and contributing writer at Screen Anarchy

Inxeba (The Wound)

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
9.0 Rating
This week South Africa must decide which of its films to submit for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category. Likely, it’ll come down to a choice between The Wound, which has the advantage of having collected a plethora of festival awards since its premiere at Sundance, and Five Fingers for Marseille, which has the advantage of having just premiered at TIFF to universal praise. I have, alas, not yet seen Fiver Fingers for Marseil ...

Liyana

Date: 21 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
Liyana documents the inspiring story of a young girl in rural Swaziland, whose parents die from AIDS, and whose little twin brothers are stolen by child traffickers after she and her frail grandmother are assaulted and abused. Liyana must then set out, against all the odds but with her loyal white bull by her side, to find her brothers and save them from men and monsters. If this sounds closer to fiction than documentary then you are not entir ...