Trevor Taylor on South African Cinema

In April 2010 the BFI celebrates and explores the rich thematic and generic diversity of South African cinema with a programme split into two parts - Apartheid era and New South African Cinema. Critic Trevor Taylor here introduces the roster of films, highlighting his particular favourites and explaining the historical and contemporary relevance of each selection, from Dirk de Villiers' rarely-seen 1976 exploitation flick Snake Dancer to 2008's majestic Meisie, filmed digitally with a crew of just three.


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  • L'Atalante
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