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Teaser Trailer, Poster For Controversial South African Thriller 'Of Good Report' + Theatrical Dates

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 5, 2013 at 1:38PM

Following the censorship controversy over South African filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's Of Good Report, at the 34th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), in Durban, South Africa, last month, the film has now been "unbanned" as the below teaser states, and is set to open in South African theaters this week, on August 9th!
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Of Good Report

Following the censorship controversy over South African filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's Of Good Report, at the 34th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), in Durban, South Africa, last month, the film has now been "unbanned" as the below teaser states, and is set to open in South African theaters this week, on August 9th!

Success!

Following the refusal to classify the film, citing that it "promotes child abuse & pornography," the South African Film and Publications Board reversed their decision and gave the film the US equivalent of an R-rating. 

The film was not screened in any of its allocated slots during the festival, as a result of the refusal for classification and so could not be in competition; however, the Durban International Film Festival acknowledged the film’s achievements in stimulating worldwide debate and highlighting important issues in South African society. Festival manager Peter Machen therefore announced a new annual award for Artistic Bravery, the first of which was given to Of Good Report director, Jahmil XT Qubeka. 

Described as an homage to classic film noir, Of Good Report tells the story of a demented school teacher's attempts to get away with the brutal murder of a teenage beauty queen. 

The filmmaker calls it a "serial killer origins story about how a social misfit turns into an inadequate man hell-bent on satisfying his shameful lust. It is Little Red Riding Hood, told from the wolf’s perspective."

DIFF called Of Good Report a challenging and evocative, yet humorous film, and a hypnotically engaging journey into the soul of a mentally troubled man.

Mothusi Magano stars in the film, along with Petronella Tshuma

It's produced by Mike Auret and Luzuko Dilima (Spier Films).

Theatrical playdates for the film follow immediately below (let's hope it travels), and underneath, you'll see a teaser trailer for the film, giving us a first look at the much-discussed film - emphasis on "teaser" - as well as a poster.

Opening on 9 August, you can see the film here:

Cape Town - V&A Nouveau
Durban - Gateway Nouveau
PE - The Bridge
East London - Vincent Park
Pretoria - Sterland
Pretoria - Centurion City
Pretoria - Brooklyn Nouveau
Johannesburg - Rosebank Nouveau
Johannesburg - Southgate
Johannesburg - Carlton
Soweto - Maponya Mall

Here's the teaser trailer:


And here's a poster:

This article is related to: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka


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