OF GOOD REPORT

A Film by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

After engaging in an illicit affair with one of his pupils, English teacher Parker Sithole spirals into an abyss of obsession that eventually turns to murder.

A cinephile’s passionate homage to classic film noir, Of Good Report is an evocative yet humorous story about a demented teacher’s attempt and getting away with the murder of a teenage beauty queen.

The film is a serial killer origins story about how a social misfit turns into an inadequate man hellbent on satisfying his shameful lust. It is Little Red Riding Hood, told from the wolf’s perspective.

After engaging in an illicit affair with one of his pupils, English teacher Parker Sithole spirals into an abyss of obsession that eventually turns to murder.

A cinephile’s passionate homage to classic film noir, Of Good Report is an evocative yet humorous story about a demented teacher’s attempt and getting away with the murder of a teenage beauty queen.

The film is a serial killer origins story about how a social misfit turns into an inadequate man hellbent on satisfying his shameful lust. It is Little Red Riding Hood, told from the wolf’s perspective.

Produced by Michael Auret and Luzuko Dilima
Coproducer: Heather Millard & Thordur Jonsson of Compass Films with the support of the Icelandic Film Centre
Directed by Jamil X.T. Qubeka
Written by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Starring Mothusi Magano, Petronella Tshuma, Tshamano Sebe, Lee-Ann van Rooi and Tina Jaxa
The Guardian – Jahmil XT Qubeka…brings some scalding steam-heat with a sensational noir thriller

The Star – Why Ban Something So Compelling?

The Times – One of the most brilliant films to have been made in South Africa

Daily Maverick – A fine, serious, ambitious, beautifully-shot and well-acted piece of art

City Press – Unbanned Film Gets Cinema Release

The Guardian – South Africa’s censors ban film about predatory teacher

Toronto International Film Festival – 2013
BFI London Film Festival – 2013
Stockholm International Film Festival – 2013
Golden Horse Taipei Film Festival – 2013
Dubai International Film Festival – 2013
Africa in Motion Film Festival – 2013
Rotterdam International Film Festival – 2014

WINNER – Best Feature Film – Pan African Film Festival, L.A. 2014