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Movies of Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Wanlov’s ‘Coz Ov Moni’ makes Durban Film Festival

Cos Ov Moni’, a movie produced by FOKN Bois, has been officially selected for the Durban International Film Festival.

FOKN Bois is made up of Wanlov the Kubolor and M3nsa.

‘Cos Ov Moni’ is the second sequel from FOKN Bois and happens to be the only Ghanaian movie that was selected for the 35th edition of the film festival slated for July 17 to 27 in South Africa.

The Durban International Film Festival is South Africa’s largest and longest-running film festival organised by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

In an interview with NEWS-ONE, Wanlov admitted that the selection meant a lot to them.

“The organisers of Duban International Film Festival will be flying M3nsa and I to SA on July 16. We will be there for about a week. Our ‘Coz Ov Moni’ film will be screened at three different locations in three different days,” he stated.

‘Coz Ov Moni’ series is the first pidgin musical film in the world produced by Wanlov and M3nsa.

The FOKN Bois will also be performing in Cape Town as they screen the ‘Coz Ov Moni 2’ on July 22.

“We stand a chance of winning award depending on how that weekends and how people vote at the festival. For us, this is a very big deal. Just 2 paddies fooling around and making a film and now see where it has gotten us. We will be giving some panel talks and some discussions as well,” he added.

The Duban International Film Festival is supported by the National Film and Video Foundation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, City of Durban, German Embassy, Goethe Institute, Industrial Development Corporation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture and a range of other valued partners.

The forthcoming 10-day celebration of world class cinema will see the screening of over 200 new films from South Africa, the continent and the world, with a number of world premiere screening of local and international films.

Among the list of films that will be screened, according to South Africa reports, are “Khalo Matabane’s ‘Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me’, Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’, Mickey Dube’s ‘One Humanity’, Annalet Steenkamp’s ‘I, Afrikaner’, Carey Mackenzie’s ‘Cold Harbour’, Diao Yinan’s ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ and Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth’s ‘20 000 Days on Earth’.”