Local film, Mrs Right Guy, to screen at Cannes

MRS RIGHT GUY - Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi

Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi star in Mrs Right Guy.

THE highly anticipated romcom Mrs Right Guy, premières at Ster Kinekor’s The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday, May 19 – the same day as the film screens at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France.

Dineo Moeketsi who stars as the broken-hearted Gugu Hlatshwayo in Mrs Right Guy announced the exciting news on Twitter. Mrs Right Guy is screening in Cannes as part of the National Film and Video Foundation South African showcase programme.

Local cinemagoers can book their tickets for the Johannesburg première online at http://www.sterkinekor.com. Première tickets include the movie, the fun of mingling on the red carpet, MUD makeup touch-ups, welcome drinks, plus an invitation to ‘The Perfect Date Traffic Light’ after party.

The film tells the tale of how the beautiful Gugu, dejected and disillusioned by love, has to learn to make the right choices.

When she meets two eligible young men – serial seducer Dumile (Thapelo Mokoena) and regular good guy Joe (Lehasa Moloi) – she is blinded by the charm, wealth, and power of the one and doesn’t see the kind soul of the other, a man who is just as comfortable on a chicken farm, as he is in a glitzy corporate office. How will she make sure she lands the man she deserves?

Moeketsi has appeared in a number of theatre productions including Grease, The Fifth Floor and 66676, and starred in the role of Lindiwe in the SABC1 youth drama series Soul City in 2010. In 2014 she co-hosted (with Shugasmakx) the Mzansi Magic reality series My Perfect Proposal. She currently appears as Naledi in the e.tv soap Scandal.

“To have the film screening at the world’s most prestigious film festival, at the same time as the local première is a thrill for everyone involved,” says Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, which is distributing the film in South Africa.

Mrs Right Guy was funded by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in association with the Gauteng Film Commission and The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and with the support of the KZN Film Commission.

A Fuze Films production, the film was produced by Dumi Gumbi, Kethiwe Ngcobo, Mokopi Shale and Cati Weinek. The film is being distributed in South Africa by Indigenous Film Distribution.

View teaser trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0JiEs3lj8

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