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SterKinekor  has a few releases in February  the month of Valentine. Although we do not discuss all the releases we request our readers to stop by their local video store  and check out  the list.  Who knows  there might be some of the titles mentioned  that catch your eye.


1.   WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS   (Trailer Here)   John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate - but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late.                                         

Genre: Horror/Myste/Drama

Classification : TBA 

Running Time:  107 minutes

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2.   VIR DIE VOËLS   (Trailer here)    South African film has come a long way as evidenced by Vir Die Voëls or For the Birds, a South African romantic comedy drama with a similar ebb-and-flow to the American sitcom, The Wonder Years. The film is directed by Quentin Krog, who is best known for Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling. While Vir Die Voëls also has a dramatic and romantic element, its quirky comedic undertones are carried by a plucky lead character who narrates and stars. We follow Irma Humpel, beginning with her wedding day and then going back in time to her childhood as she assumes the role of invisible bystander. We fast-forward to her high school years, learning about her difficult home life situation, her decision to stay with her grandmother and forge a new life. She inadvertently reconnects with Sampie de Klerk, a boy who used to bully her as a child, and this is where the unlikely romance begins.

Vir Die Voëls may have rose-tinted glasses and a selective memory, but this sliver of romance comedy drama will uplift film goers. The cast chemistry is fantastic, the production design is immersive, the nostalgic music will take people back, the story’s verve is infectious, the performances are charming and heartfelt, the cinematography is effortless, the screenwriting is deft, the themes are universal and the direction is sensitive yet sensible. While decidedly niche, this is an entertaining and touching film that transcends the bounds of “romcom” with a thoughtful and enjoyable tour down memory lane.                                                                 

Genre: Romance (Afrikaans)
Classification: 10-12PGV
Running Time: 126 Mins

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3.    THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (Trailer Here)  On Louis Drax's ninth birthday, he takes a terrible fall and is nearly killed. This would be traumatic enough for anyone, but what is especially alarming is that this is only the latest in a long series of dangerous accidents that Louis has experienced. Psychiatrist Dr. Pascal is anxious to help Louis recover from his shock, but the doctor is in for a shock of his own when he uncovers an increasingly enigmatic mystery involving the circumstances of Louis's life. Will this conscientious doctor be able to determine why these things are happening to Louis and prevent them from continuing?

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy


Runtime: 108minutes

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1.  BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN           




As  every year we will have our special stand at the Film Festival in co-operation with our online partners  where you can buy most of these DVD's and the DVD's of Films that is screening at the Film Festival.