Four Corners (film)

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Four Corners
Directed by Ian Gabriel
Produced by Cindy Gabriel
Genevieve Hofmeyr
Written by Hofmeyr Scholtz
Screenplay by Hofmeyr Scholtz
Terence Hammond
Story by Hofmeyr Scholtz
Ian Gabriel
Starring Brendon Daniels
Lindiwe Matshikiz
Cinematography Vicci Turpin
Edited by Ronelle Loots
Distributed by Indigenous Films
Release date
  • 23 September 2013 (2013-09-23)
Running time
114 minutes
Country South Africa
Language Afrikaans, English

Four Corners is a 2013 South African coming of age crime drama film about family lost and family regained, directed by Ian Gabriel. The film was selected as the official South African Submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[1][2] but it was not nominated. It won Best Narrative Feature at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, 2014.


  • Brendon Daniels as Farakhan - a reformed prison general from the 28 gang.
  • Lindiwe Matshikiza as Leila - a doctor returning from London to her childhood home in the Cape Flats.
  • Irshaad Ally as Gasant - the charismatic leader of the 26 gang (archrivals of the 28s).
  • Abduragman Adams as Tito - a dedicated detective in the Cape Flats.
  • Jezriel Skei as Ricardo - a 13-year-old chess prodigy from the Cape Flats.
  • Jerry Mofokeng as Manzy - a lodger in Leila's house.
  • Israel Makoe as Joburg - Farakhan's best friend and fellow 28 gang member.


Four Corners was screened on a limited release for one week in 2013 at The Bioscope Cinema in Johannesburg, 23–29 September. The general South African theatrical release is scheduled for 28 March 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "South Africa Picks ‘Four Corners’ for Oscar". Variety. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Four Corners selected as SA representation for the 86th Oscars". Film Contact. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 

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