High times for SA films at Toronto International Film Festival

A spaghetti Western from the Transkei? It's just one of the gems of SA cinema that premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival

24 September 2017 - 00:00 By Nadia Neophytou

A cowboy from eKasi, an infamous gang steeped in Zulu history, and a group of body-swapping millennials - these South African characters joined the lineup of movies from around the world that premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
This year's fest was marked by the 20th anniversary of the signing of a co-production treaty between Canada and South Africa, and the country's strongest showing yet at the festival. Three feature films and a documentary in official selection put South Africa firmly on this year's lineup.
Filmmakers behind The Number, High Fantasy and Five Fingers for Marseilles, as well as the documentary Silas, a co-production between South Africa, Canada and Kenya, were there to promote their films...

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