Johannesburg - Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom Mrs Right Guy, on 27 May.
Female power onscreen is matched by a team of highly experienced film and television women behind the scenes.
Business partners and producers Mokopi Shale, Kethiwe Ngcobo and Cati Weinek – was awarded the contract for a slate of films by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF).
“It’s encouraging to see light-hearted, upbeat films being made by a team of strong women who have had their own unique take on the script and the production of Mrs Right Guy,” says Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, which is distributing the film in South Africa.
The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, the most beautiful and wanted by everyone.
Having been raised by Gog’ Agnes saved her, with the older woman warning her off boys, but then she had her heart broken when she was left deserted on an island. Raising laughs as well as hope for those who have been wounded by love, the film follows Gugu as she meets two eligible young men – serial seducer Dumile (Thapelo Mokoena) and regular good guy Joe (Lehasa Moloi). One is a sure-fire way to heartbreak, and the other a guaranteed ticket to true love and happiness.
Watch the trailer here:
Mrs Right Guy is directed by Nigerian-born filmmaker Adze Ugah, who says he is excited about the film. “It’s the perfect vehicle for Dineo Moeketsi’s big screen debut,” he says. “The storyline about the challenges facing a strong single woman in her search for a mate is highly topical. The film reflects the complications millennials face as they try to find true love.”
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