The date of the local theatrical release for the acclaimed,hard-hitting drama ‘Four Corners’ has been extended by four weeks, to 28 March.
“This gives more throttle to the nationwide awareness campaign to reach South African audiences,” says Ian Gabriel, director of Four Corners.
The film is a coming-of-age thriller that explores the harsh realities of the unique and volatile gangland sub-culture of the sprawling Cape Flats. “Despite the gritty nature of gang warfare, at its centre the film has an inspirational sense of hope and possibility,” he adds.
‘Four Corners’ was South Africa’s Official Entry in the 2014 Academy Awards category for “Best Foreign Language Film”, and received positive reviews following its Oscar campaign screenings to Academy voters in Hollywood. Jordan Mintzer, film reviewer in the global trade bible,‘The Hollywood Reporter’, said, “the film has style and polish to find overseas takers.”
“The film currently stands as a contender in the greater awards season by having been nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film by the International Press Academy (IPA),” says producer Cindy Gabriel.
Veteran actress, Lindiwe Matshikiza (who delivered a powerful rendering as Zindzi Mandela in ‘Mandela:Long Walk to Freedom’), Brendon Daniels and Irshaad Ally head up the cast of experienced actors. Gabriel’s vivid younger characters are brought to life by first time teenage actors, with Jezriel Skei playing the pivotal role of ‘Ricardo’. The director drew on undiscovered talent by casting ‘real’people from the local schools and chess clubs, and communities across the Cape Flats.
In South Africa, the movie will play alongside a number of Academy Award nominated films. “We see value in a campaign that will reach audiences of the well attended Oscar nominated films,” says producer Genevieve Hofmeyr.
‘Four Corners’ has racked up a growing interest and online following, and is approaching cult status in some fraternities,” adds Ian Gabriel.
Watch “Four Corners” trailer below:
Official Website: www.fourcornersthemovie.com