Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2014
Leading Lady
Henk Pretorius
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Réalisateur(s) : Henk Pretorius
Durée : 96
Genre : comédie
Type : fiction

Français

Dir. Henk Pretorius

Afrique du Sud | 2014 | 96 minutes | Fiction


2014 | 40th SIFF, Seattle, USA
* Selection – African Films
* World Premiere
* Schedule: June 7, 2014 / 7:00 PM / Harvard Exit
* Schedule: June 8, 2014 / 1:30 PM / Harvard Exit
* Sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Delta Air Lines, Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC, MOViN 92.5
http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/leading-lady

English

From the director of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, winner of the SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film, comes this uplifting tale of a teacher and struggling actress who enlists a South African sheep farmer in helping her prepare for a make-or-break film role.

Famous film director Daniel Taylor (Gil Bellows) is planning a film about a historical Afrikaans Boer woman. His British actress girlfriend, Jodie, covets the role but realizes she must travel to South Africa to fully embrace the character. Upon arrival she meets ruggedly handsome Kobus, a young farmer who shares the same last name as the historical character, and eventually convinces him to let her stay at the farm. In payment, Jodie will act and direct the annual summer play with a ragtag group of misfits, including a scene-stealing supporting role by Fanie himself (Eduan van Jaarsveldt) as Kobus’ much-looser brother. As is to be expected, the blossoming relationship between Jodie and Kobus becomes much more complicated when Daniel arrives for location scouting. Combining outstanding performances and a deep love of Afrikaans Boer culture with delightful deviations from the romantic comedy formula, writer-director Henk Pretorius confirms the promise of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola with another meaningful, laugh-out-loud comedy about following your dreams and finding your place.

Dir. Henk Pretorius

South Africa | 2014 | 96 minutes |


Principal Cast: Gil Bellows, Katie McGrath, Brumilda van Rensburg, Bok van Blerk, Eduan van Jaarsveldt

Country: South Africa
Year: 2014
Running Time: 96 minutes
Language: English
Format: DCP

Director: Henk Pretorius
Producer: Llewelynn Greeff, Henk Pretorius
Screenplay: Henk Pretorius, Tina Kruger
Cinematographers: Trevor Calverley
Editors: Warwick Allan
Music: Benjamin Willem

2014 | 40th SIFF, Seattle, USA
* Selection – African Films
* World Premiere
* Schedule: June 7, 2014 / 7:00 PM / Harvard Exit
* Schedule: June 8, 2014 / 1:30 PM / Harvard Exit
* Sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Delta Air Lines, Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC, MOViN 92.5
http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/leading-lady