“Confessions” to go on SA release


The new South African film, Confessions of a Gambler, will release nationwide in South Africa at Nu Metro cinemas from 4 April. Premieres will be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town on 1 and 2 April respectively.

Produced by Rogue Star Films, this is an adaptation of Rayda Jacob’s novel of the same name which won the Sunday Times fiction prize and the Herman Charles Bosman prize.

Says producer Ross Garland: “Confessions of a Gambler premiered at the Dubai Film Festival in December where it received a rave review from Los Angeles’ Variety magazine. It has subsequently screened at the Dublin and Miami film festivals.’

Directed by Amanda Lane, the film stars Rayda Jacobs herself, as well as Sean Michael, Steven Pillemer, Reza Kippie, Tauriq Jenkins, Nurie Slamdien and Aqueel Khan. Costa Theo executive produced.

Confessions of a Gambler is the story of a 49-year old devout Muslim woman who becomes addicted to gambling.


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