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Director Jerome Salle’s film City of Violence based on ZULU is among 6 films nominated to compete in the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Date: Jun 15 2015

Six South African films have been selected to compete in the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival. The Festival sponsored by Zuku, will take place between Saturday, 18 and Sunday, 26 July 2015 in Stonetown.

It is the longest running film-festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition. As in previous years, ZIFF will welcome dozens of professional and aspiring film directors, producers from across Africa and the world for eight days of film, music and cultural celebration.

The ZIFF selection committee also noted an obvious growth in the quality of films from Africa revealing refreshing creative input and experimentation with language.

Zuku TV director, Mandy Rogers reiterates, “As an East African TV broadcaster, and main sponsor of ZIFF, Zuku is ever so proud to have a wave of international cinematography showcasing and narrating meaningful messages and reminding viewers of their heritage, good or bad. Hence Zuku will continue to invest in the growth and success of creative and content industries.”

One of the acclaimed films that stands out in 2015 is Jerome Salle’s CITY OF VIOLENCE, a crime thriller based on the book by Caryl Ferey – ZULU, an elusive drug ring come pharmaceutical experiment from the Apartheid era. This is a French and South African co-production starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom as Capetonian policemen. This is an intrinsically South African film of which closed off the 2013 International Cannes Film Festival and was released on Friday, 10 October 2014. It is Salle’s fourth feature production after films like The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch, Anthony Zimmer and others.