Costa Botes

Director

Costa Botes has had a long independent career as a director of drama (Stalin’s Sickle, Saving Grace ), a run of feature-length documentaries (Angie, Candyman, The Last Dogs of Winter) and at least one film that is very difficult to classify (Forgotten Silver). Botes also spent many years as a film critic, with a reputation for an acerbic wit.

Nothing could be more surprising than the controversy that erupted [...]. Despite all the (we thought) obvious clues we planted [...], a large proportion of the audience swallowed the whole thing. Costa Botes on Forgotten Silver