S’dumo Mtshali, Richard Lukunku, and Moneoa are starring in a new local film titled Back of the Moon. Set in 1958 Sophiatown, the movie tells the story of a famous musician who falls for a gang leader the night before leaving the country for a world tour with a theatre production. It is also the same night before blacks were forcibly removed from Sophiatown.
Back of the Moon will premiere at the 2019 Durban International Film Festival before hitting the local big screens.
Here’s a look at the Back of the Moon trailer. What do you think?
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The film I co-produced with @zwabheka directed by @angus__gibson with @bomb_productions will be premiering at @durbaninternationalfilmfest next month. Set in 1958 Sophiatown, its a love story between a famous musician who falls in love with a gang leader the night before she leaves South Africa to perform on a world tour with a theatre production and the same night before blacks were forcibly removed from Sophiatown. It’s fun, it’s wild it’s full of music and it puts in colour a particular part of South Africa that doesn’t fully deal with apartheid but a celebration of black excellence at the time.