Franco Human, AFDA Durban Campus Dean and Chief Operating Officer introduced the preview screening of South Africa’s latest highly anticipated film, Four Corners at the Spiga D’oro restaurant on Florida Road on Saturday evening.
Based and fully shot in Cape Town, Four Corners (Die Vier Hoeke) tells the story of a young chess prodigy who must defy the odds and stay one move ahead of the gangs—in a game where winning or losing can mean the difference between life and death. The film plays out aspects of the war fought and reported daily on the streets of the Cape Flats, home to the Number Gang factions of the Western Cape.
The film which was directed by Ian Gabriel, and produced by Cindy Gabriel and Genevieve Hofmeyer had the involvement of a number of AFDA alumni including, Karien Murray (Sound Editor, Tattoo Artist and general behind the scenes work), Jaco Loots (Set Director), Bianca Prinsloo (Props Assistant) and current student at AFDA Cape Town Campus, Aldine Bronkhorst (2nd Assistant to the editor).
“A few AFDA Alumni and a student were involved in the production of the film and we are very proud of the sterling work that they have achieved with this film.” said Franco Human at the preview ‘Four Corners is a welcome addition to our South African production slate of films. Its raw essence of township life with a number of stories makes for an engaging watch. It has been beautifully shot with great styling and phenomenal tattoos! I would encourage as many as possible to go watch the film in cinemas from the 28th March 2014. I would like to congratulate the crew and cast…what a great job’
FOUR CORNERS launches in cinemas nationally on Friday 28 March. The film was South Africa's Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards © and International Press Academy 2014 Satellite Award © Nominee for Best International Film.