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SPOTLIGHT | Musical 'Cyrano', animated 'Turning Red' in cinemas; win prizes

Peter Dinklage stars as Cyrano de Bergerac, and fun for the whole family in Disney/Pixar's new comedy release

Spotlight is our entertainment bite-sized snapshot featuring new entertainment releases in SA, exclusive film trailers and much more. New episodes are out every Thursday on Sunday Times Lifestyle, Sowetan Entertainment and on YouTube, plus you can follow Spotlight on Facebook.

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This week’s episode of Spotlight shines the light on the animated comedy Turning Red, romantic musical Cyrano, your favourite DC heroes coming to DStv, and Hollywood studios joining platforms around the world in solidarity against the invasion of Ukraine.

Cyrano is the latest cinema retelling of Edmond Rostand’s classic 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano stars Peter Dinklage in the title role and he is joined by Haley Bennett as Roxanne and Kelvin Harrison jnr as the handsome Christian. Directed by Joe Wright, best known for Pride and Prejudice, Darkest Hour and Atonement, this fresh and humorous take on the play’s timeless wit, courage and romance will also tug at the heartstrings.

The Batman has soared to almost $250m in ticket sales internationally and, since that excludes Russia, it is clear Hollywood studios stand united with other content and news platforms, such as Spotify, Netflix, Facebook, CNN and more in ending content supply to stand against Russia’s devastating war against Ukraine.

The feast of superhero movie offerings keeps growing for South Africans. DStv channel 111 is treating DC fans to a popup channel featuring all your favourite DC Superheroes in line with the astonishing success of The Batman. Don’t miss Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, Wonder Woman 1984, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern and more from March 25.

Families can enjoy Disney/Pixar Animation’s Turning Red at cinemas this week. It follows adorable 13-year-old Mei Lee going through the chaos of growing through the uncomfortable teenage years. She finds out that her family has an ancient curse which turns her into a red panda when she gets too excited. This delightful movie is suitable for families with children of all ages.

For full interviews, breaking news, trailers, clips and competition details, visit our Spotlight Facebook page. See you at the movies!

Presenter Collette Prince is dressed by Kalea Collective.

Stand a chance to win - a double giveaway this week

  1. To celebrate Ster-Kinekor cinemas now trading all day, six days a week at 31 of their venues, Spotlight is giving away five double sets of complimentary movie tickets.
  2. Spotlight is also giving away a signature Macaron and sparkling wine tasting from Canto wines.

To enter, visit the Spotlight South Africa Facebook page.

Terms and conditions apply.

Winners will be drawn randomly and notified by SMS after the competition has closed.  Entrants’ personal details will not be retained for marketing purposes. Winners have to provide proof of age (ID/driver’s licence) and cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. By entering participants agree to have their names published on TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE and Spotlight South Africa on Facebook. Employees of Arena Holdings and their family members are not eligible to enter.