Sun 10 Jul 2016, 09:00
One of the biggest South African cinematic releases of 2016, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, is coming to BoxOffice.
One of the biggest South African cinematic releases of 2016, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, is coming to BoxOffice! The locally made film, which has grossed over R13 million to date, will be available to DStv PVR and DStv Explora customers to rent on BoxOfffice from Monday 11 July 2016.
The film showcases some of the most talented names in the entertainment industry in South Africa and abroad. It follows the lives of three women living out their dreams. Mmabatho Montsho plays Nandi, a lawyer and compulsive perfectionist; Khanyi Mbau plays Zaza, a go-getter who lives the high life as a trophy wife; and Renate Stuurman plays the role of Princess, a trend-setting art gallery owner. While all three support each other and have everything they could ask for, they learn that happiness runs deeper than just accumulation of material possessions.
The movie has a strong male presence with Jacob's Cross star Hlomla Dandala alongside four male leads. Internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean actor Tongayi Chirisa plays Thomas (fiancé to Nandi) while talented Ghanain Tinsel star Chris Attoh portrays his namesake (Chris), who would like to turn back the clock. Simo Magwaza is Bheki, Zaza’s inattentive husband, and Richard Lukunku, best known for his role as Pascal in Inkaba, is Princess’ new "mysterious" lover.
Part of the film’s popularity with audiences is thanks to the expert cinematography by internationally recognised award-winning filmmaker Lance Gewer. Gewer has 28 years of experience in the film industry and his skills have been used to film acclaimed movies such as the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi.
Happiness is a Four-Letter Word is directed by Thabang Moleya, who has an extensive show reel in the drama genre, having directed JOZI H, an international medical drama series which was aired in South Africa and Canada. He later moved to directing popular, local drama series such as Jacob’s Cross.
Author Cynthia Nozizwe Jele won the M-Net Literary Award in 2011 for the novel most worthy of being adapted into a screenplay. During the film-making process, Jele kept a strong hand on the adaptation of the movie and has been integral in the film production.
"The movie features strong female leads, an exciting development in the local film industry. It is hilarious, sometimes sad, a true reflection of life. But the ‘girls’ never give up on trying to find happiness." concludes Jele.
You can access BoxOffice by pressing the GREEN button on your PVR / DStv Explora to rent and enjoy this home-grown South African drama. Other local movies available on BoxOffice are: Verskietende Ster, Mignon “Mossie” Van Wyk, and cinema hits Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Divergent Series: Allegiant.