TIFF 2020: Violation

When a woman is subjected to an act of violence, it has to be obvious; otherwise, she will most likely be to blame. There's no room for subtleties, with sympathies reserved for a stranger/victim dynamic. In Violation, Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli's feature debut, sexual violence and familiarity cross the breaking point for one woman... Continue Reading →

The Tokoloshe: Mythology and Modern Trauma

With the South African film industry making new strides to create opportunities for local and foreign filmmakers, director Jerome Pikwane tackles the horror genre with his first feature film The Tokoloshe. Busi (Petronella Tsuma) is a desperate young woman who finds work at a derelict hospital as a night-shift cleaner. She must deal with a predatory... Continue Reading →

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