Local film 'Losing Lerato' gets 6 international festival nominations

Local film 'Losing Lerato' gets 6 international festival nominations

- Local film, Losing Lerato, will be showing at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

- The festival takes place in Idyllwild, California in March

- The movie has bagged six nominations at the festival, including Best Actor and Best Actress

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A Mzansi movie titled Losing Lerato has been nominated for six awards at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.

The festival takes place in California next month.

Kagiso Modupe is nominated for Best Actor, Samela Tyelbooi for Best Actress, Tshimollo Modupe for Best Supporting Actress, Thato Molamu for Best Supporting Actor, Sanele Zulu for Best Director and Gavin Sterley for Best Cinematography.

The movie was produced by Kagiso Modupe.

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What's really awesome is that Tshimollo Modupe is his real-life daughter.

This daddy-daughter duo is really a magical combination and achieving great things.

Fans of the movie are so proud of this major accomplishment.

Check out a few of their comments below:

bakwateleni_ndebelequeen

"Congratulations guys, keep up the good work."

jeanett_mosala

"Congratulations, a job well done!"

polaki_mamatela

"Congratulations to you Kagiso, your cast and crew! I was listening to your interview in Friday with Ous Phemelo on SAFM and I was moved by what I heard. I stood up and gave a standing ovation to you in your absence. All the best in your future endeavours."

Losing Lerato managed to gross a whopping R4.5 million in its first five weeks of release.

The film was independently produced meaning it wasn't funded by anyone.

Kagiso was told by naysayers that it was unlikely to make more R200 000 at the box office.

Look at it now! Hard work and dedication really do pay off.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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