Controversial film Of Good Report, initially banned by South African censors for its depiction of a teacher’s affair with a pupil, has been picked up by sales agent 6 Sales ahead of its world premiere at Toronto.

Of Good Report stars Mothusi Magano as a teacher who embarks on an affair with his pupil, played by Petronella Tshuma, with tragic consequences. 

The film was prevented from opening the Durban International Film Festival earlier this year due to a refusal of classification by the South African Film and Publications Board, but has since screened in South Africa following a successful appeal by the producers.

6 Sales will act as sales agent for the film, which will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept 6. It has also been selected for the Official Competition of the London Film Festival, which runs next month.

Of Good Report was directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and produced by Michael Auret of Spier Films and Luzuko Dilima of the New Brighton Motion Picture Company.