Sunday, November 21, 2010

Munyaradzi Chidzonga :Lobola re-energises local movie industry

Munyaradzi Chidzonga’s love affair with his fans during a romantic spell that however came to a crashing end in Big Brother Africa is set to continue as Lobola, a local movie in which the reality television star features, will premiere in Harare on November 25.

The Harare launch will take place at the 7 Arts Theatre and there will be subsequent launches in Bulawayo and Mutare within the next week.

Lobola, which is Zimbabwe’s first comic feature film, was produced by the Decent Arthouse, Fireside Stories, Mighty Movies and Ivory Pictures.

Tapiwa Gandiya from Mighty Movies said the movie was set to re-energise the otherwise dormant local movie industry.

“We had not been producing movies at Mighty Movies as we were looking for a script we could work on and re-energise the Zimbabwe movie industry.

It was interesting working with the talented cast,” said Gandiya.

Although Lobola was initially a seven-minute short film centred on bride price and culture clashes, it was later developed into a full–length feature film.

The movie, which tackles cultural clashes between the older and younger generations, features a highly talented cast made up of veteran and novice actors.

These include Chidzonga, former Amakorokoza actress, Dalma Chiwereva, former Studio 263 cast of Pretty Xaba, Charity Dhlodhlo and Joe Pike.


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