Thursday, July 16, 2015

Film Review - Ayanda - Like a breath of fresh air


Film: Ayanda
Cast: Fulu Mugovhani, O.C. Ukeje, Kenneth Nkosi, Nthati Moshesh
Director: Sara Blecher

Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani and O.C. Ukeje)

This movie is like a breath of fresh air.  Sara Blecher gives us a film about real people in real situations.  We meet Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani) who has to take over her father's workshop and find a way to make it work.

She meets David, (O.C. Ukeje) one of the mechanics and sparks fly.  

Along the way she is left with a huge dilemma.  Something that might cause her to make a huge sacrifice in her life.

Look out for a great cameo by Kenneth Nkosi as Zama.

This movie is shot in a very interesting way, interspersed with photography and animation visuals which blend together to make this a very unique and a very South African film.

From a script by Trish Malone, Director Blecher really gives us a different viewpoint of what it is like to live in the South Africa of now.  This film was co-produced by Terry Pheto. 
Catch it while you can at the Durban International Film Festival.

Rating: 8/10 

17 July: 6pm Ekhaya
18 July: 15:15 Suncoast
20 July: 10am Supernova
22 July: 10am Supernova
23 July: 10am Luthuli Museum
24 July: 10am Ekhaya 


Image - supplied

Review by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

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