South Africa – Box office hit “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” doing well on local cinema circuit

[ 0 ] March 14, 2016 |

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South African feature film “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” directed by Thabang Moleya, had been well received among film enthusiasts, silencing critics and grossing R2 371 782 in box office receipts opening weekend. Based on the award winning novel by Cynthia Jele, the cast includes Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman and Mmbatho Montsho as lead actress, exploring the story of three career women in search of true love in the “city of gold”, Johannesburg. The romantic drama by Moleya went on to be the best performing new release of the weekend, attracting 45 000 people and  outshining international releases like, ”50 Shades of Black”, “13 Hours” and “Hail, Ceasar”, to name a few. “Happiness Is A Four- Letter Word” is still currently screening at South African cinemas nationwide, so don’t hesitate or you might be too late!  Check out the official trailer  below…

Synopsis

What if three best friends who think they are happy have their perfectly constructed lives burst, when one of their ex-fiance reappears, another’s extra marital affair threatens to be exposed and the third’s perfect boyfriend is revealed to be living a double life?

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“Happiness is a Four Letter Word” is a heart-warming romantic drama exploring the lives of three best friends, Nandi, Zaza and Princess, living the good life in fast paced Johannesburg. Nandi is on the fast track to being made partner at her law firm and is engaged to emerging entrepreneur, Thomas. Zaza is a trophy wife to the wealthy and successful property developer Bheki. And Princess is the celebrated owner of one of the trendiest art gallery in town, and is living with her sexy and talented boyfriend, Leo. But things aren’t what they seem…

Based on the novel, Happiness is a Four-Letter word, by Cynthia Jele, these strong, empowered, and highly individual women find themselves having to negotiate new norms of being upwardly mobile black women in a rapidly changing South Africa. In a time when wealth and positions seems to be more important than traditional values, each woman will find out that happiness is not found in a one-side-fits-all box. Only through trial and sacrifice will each friend discover what it is that truly makes them happy.

Country: South Africa
Directed by: Thabang Moleya
Written by: Based on the novel by Cynthia Nozizwe Jele
Screenplay: Busisiwe Ntilintili
Produced by: Junaid Ahmed, Bongiwe Selane, Helena Spring
Website: Facebook & Twitter
The movie is being produced with part funding from the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and forms part of the Junaid Ahmed Productions slate of films which aims to develop key areas of black talent in the film industry.
Images courtesy of EWN and "Happiness Is A Four Letter Word" Facebook 

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