Films that make us tick



THE power and the glory and the magic of a movie theatre auditorium, filled with an audience. Photograph courtesy

READY FOR A CRUNCHINGLY good bit of Afrikaans-language radio drama this evening? Well, you need to take up the position, next to the wireless. Under the direction of Renske Jacobs and with the penned words of Martyn le Roux, this week’s RSG offering in the drama slot is a repeat: Die Blikslim is a play on words and values from top to toe. My View reviewed it in October last year; and it’s a one that really warrants revisits. This sensitive and robust tale of a young man who loves the movies even more than Tom Wingfield does in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, is an essay on social difference in a world beset by platitudes. It’s an interesting choice where our world remains on the cusp of opening up movie theatres to their regular patrons, and one of the radio station’s more perfect pieces. Start getting the popcorn popping now. Don’t miss it.

  • Die Blikslim is written by Martyn Le Roux. Directed by Renske Jacobs, and featuring technical input by Bongiwe Thomas, Olebogeng Monana, it is performed by Pietie Beyers, Johny Klein, David Louw, Mari Molefe van Heerden, Rina Nienaber and Cindy Swanepoel. It broadcasts on RSG on 18 June at 8pm, will be rebroadcast at 1am on Monday, 22 June, part of the radio station’s Deurnag programme, and is also available on podcast through the radio station’s website:



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