Kalushi bags best film award in Egypt

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The biopic depicting the life and death of former uMkhonto WeSizwe combatant Solomon Mahlangu has won the Tutankhamen.

Also read: Review: Africa Melane on Kalushi and why it's a must watch

The Luxor African Film Festival took place in the historic Old and New Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt between 16 and 22 March.

Despite the stiff competition from both the Arab-speaking countries as well as the African Diaspora, Kalushi walked off with the Best Film Award at the Festival. The award was presented to the director of Kalushi, Mandla Dube, by the Egyptian Minister of Arts and Culture.

According to one of the jurors, South African filmmaker Nchavheni Wa Luruli, it was the ideal film to win the award based on the festival's theme of International Freedom.

Dube said: “Kalushi was well received by the Arab-speaking country and illustrated yet again the powerful impact that film has on unifying the diverse community on the African continent. It is an honour to have been chosen for such a prestigious award.”

On 6 April the film travels to the British Film Institute to commemorate Solomon Mahlangu's execution anniversary, where the cast, as well as the South African High Commissioner to Great Britain will be present.

Next for Kalushi is a screening at the New York African Film Festival which will be hosted at the Lincoln Centre.

Kalushi is currently screening at cinemas in South Africa.

WATCH: The Kalushi trailer

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