Phoenix Films presents two films at the 2017 Richard Harris International Film Festival

20 October 2017


Phoenix Films and Valhalla Productions are excited to announce that two of their proudly home-grown films will be screening at the renowned Richard Harris International Film Festival in Ireland this month.

Mignon “Mossie” Van Wyk, a treasured love story, and Siembamba, the gripping psychological horror, will be gracing the big screens of Limerick during the festival which plays off from 26 to 30 October 2017.

The rather dramatic contrast between these films reflects the vast diversity in which the Richard Harris International Film Festival celebrates and welcomes entries from all over the world.

Phoenix Films past involvement with the Festival earned them the 2016 Best Feature Film for the film, Treurgrond, a drama surrounding farm murders in South Africa.

Mignon “Mossie” Van Wyk, a touching coming-of-age story narrated by the quiet but observant sister, stars Erica Wessels (Hatchet Hour, Alles Wat Mal Is), Deanre Reiners (Dis Koue Kos, Skat, Verskietende Ster), and introduces Tanika Fourie.

The youth drama is achingly relatable to the way we recount our teenage years. On the other side of the spectrum, Siembamba plays on old South African folklore, as experienced by a girl coming to terms with motherhood and her relationship with her own mother, while undergoing serious postpartum psychosis – or is it something else?

The film stars Reine Swart (Detour, Dominion, Jamillah and Aladdin), Thandi Puren (Racing Stripes, Dead Easy) and Brandon Auret (Elysium, Chappie, District 9).

Both films, as well as Treurgrond, were under the direction of the prominent Oscar-nominated director, Darrell Roodt. Among many others, Roodt has directed Sarafina!, Winnie Mandela, Yesterday, Little One and Cry, The Beloved Country. This year he will be receiving the Lifetime Award from the Richard Harris International Film Festival for his outstanding work. Also attending the trendy event will be supporting actress for Siembamba, Thandi Puren, and producer André Frauenstein.

Source: Press Release