Out of the six South African films screening at the Marche du Cannes this year, ZenHQ Films is screening three of them. Action cop thriller Dias Santana, the multi-award winning Afrikaans fantasy love story Die Windpomp (The Windmill) and politically incorrect action comedy Bordering on Bad Behavior, will premiere at the world film market in May 2015.
The only single production company this year to screen three of its film in Cannes, lead producer Chris Roland says: ….
The newly completed action thriller Dias Santana (starring David O’Hara and Rapulana Seiphemo) was written and directed by Chris Roland and Maradona Dias Dos Santos. Dias Santana was partially shot in Angola and mostly South, where many locations doubled up for Angola. This is the first ever South African/ Angolan co-production. Chris Roland or Maradona quote here….
Bordering on Bad Behavior (starring Tom Sizemore ) is sweeping the indie market by
storm where it already has won 2 international festivals in multiple categories, including best Comedy Feature, Best supporting actor and Viewers Choice Awards.
South African favourite Die Windpomp is screening under its English title The Windmill, after having just returned from its first American screening at Sonoma Film festival in California. Praised by audience and critics alike, this film has been hailed as the “Best Afrikaans film ever made.”
Cannes Film Festival runs from March 15-21, 2015