JOHANNESBURG – The much anticipated Zulu Wedding, produced and directed by Lineo Sekeleoane is finally coming to our screens. It is truly a first in South Africa that a black female producer and director, also created the concept for the film.
The film, which is, unashamedly romantic, hilarious and glamorous all at the same time, pays loving tribute to the richness of African culture.
It also acknowledges the reality of many urban South Africans who live sophisticated modern lives which are nonetheless shaped by their family cultures, traditions and expectations.
Staring in the film is feisty choreographer Nondumiso Tembe who plays the part of Lou or Lungile who will do anything to avoid falling in-love, even more avoid going home to South Africa where she engaged to a king.
When she meets her soul-mate Tex (Dewitt Henson) she is forced to confront tradition.
She comes up with a plan to confront the king and tell him to forget about her and prevail upon handsome royal advisor Zulu (Pallance Dladla) to help her get into the royal house. He proves to be a charmer who seems to represent the best parts of her tradition.
The film was ten years in the making and started off as a joke and grew to this brilliant ides. Zulu wedding is set to open in cinemas nationwide on 23 February 2018.