German Premiere: “Of Good Report”

Hackesche Höfe Kino, Berlin, Germany
30 Mar 2014

German Premiere: “Of Good Report”

'Of Good Report' South Africa 2013, 140 mins, Director: Jahmil X.T Qubeka Starring: Phoenix Mabote, Petronella Tshuma, Mothusi Magano

On Sunday, 30 March 2014 at 17:30 AfricAvenir invites to the German Premiere of the banned and now unbanned South African thriller and awarded opening film of the Durban Film Festival „Of Good Report“ (Xhosa/Sotho/English with English Subtitles) at Hackesche Höfe Kino, with South African Director Jahmil XT Qubeka in attendance.

Hailed as “South Africa’s Hitchcock”, filmmaker Jahmil XT Qubeka helms his own original screenplay, “Of Good Report”, a hard-hitting and evocative narrative about a schoolteacher, and social misfit, whose illicit affair with one of his pupils spirals into an abyss of obsession and shameful lust.



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Introverted and seemingly gentle high school teacher Parker Sithole has a quiet passion for literature and is presented to a new school as a man “of good report”. In a local bar Parker meets a mesmerizing young woman and falls for her – but the next day she walks into his classroom and he realizes that the blossoming love which has brought joy into his world is forbidden. Parker develops and obsession with his vivacious pupil and she returns his affections until their love story reaches a tragic end. The film is an intense and profoundly executed thriller following this deeply disturbed teacher who is externally “of good report” and yet hiding a grisly murder which preys on his mind as a local policewoman hunts him, coming closer and closer to the awful truth…

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with director Jahmil XT Qubeka and by a small reception in the cinema foyer.

German Premiere: “Of Good Report”
Sunday, 30 March 2014, 17h30,

(Xhosa/Sotho/English with English Subtitles)

Hackesche Höfe Kino
Rosenthalerstr. 40/41
10187 Berlin 

Entrance: 7,50 €
Age restricted: 18 years and older!


Tickets & Information
030/ 283 4603




Award-Winning Filmmaker and Screenwriter Jahmil X.T. Qubeka has a decade long career spanning an entire spectrum of filmmaking disciplines. Most notably, his documentary and feature film work has enjoyed screenings at various prestigious international film festivals. 


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