Michael Raeburn's Triomf, which debuted internationally at this year's Cannes Film Festival and locally at the National Arts Festival, is to enjoy a limited release by Nu Metro in February

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next year.

Initially to screen at Hyde Park and Menlyn Park, the movie, which has garnered rave reviews, is the story of a dysfunctional family living in the poor white suburb of Triomf, built on the ruins of the black community of Sophiatown, just before South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994.

Updating In Focus on what's been happening since the Gauteng premiere in July this year, Raeburn, who is currently in France, says: "Having set up the South African release, Giraffe Creations Africa (Pty) Ltd in conjunction with GH Films, Paris will be handling world  sales. Offers are now being considered in the UK and France, before looking further afield. The plan is to release the film country by country while building up the 'buzz' along the way.

"In South Africa, Nu Metro will do a limited release in mid-February next year, while we're looking at Cape Town, Durban and Grahamstown, followed by other towns throughout the country after the initial run.  DVD distribution will follow the film run.

"On the festival front, screenings include the Pusan Film Festival (October),  Amiens Film Festival, France (November) and the Apollo Film Festival in SA (October), with others in the pipeline."