ELELWANI

By Ntshavheni WA LURULI

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Drama - Completed 2012

Love in the depths of secret South Africa

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ntshavheni WA LURULI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ntshavheni WA LURULI
    • Producer(s)
    • Florian SCHATTAUER
    • Synopsis
    • Elelwani and her boyfriend are in love and plan to spend the rest of their lives together. They are both educated and live urban lives with aspirations to travel abroad. After the University graduation Elelwani returns to her family in the rural countryside to introduce her boyfriend and announce their future plans. But the weight of tradition bears heavily on her family and they refuse to accept the union. The father wants his daughter to become the wife of the local king, despite her insistent refusal. What unfolds is a secret hidden by the royal family from the community and Elelwani is destined to uncover these mysteries and deceptions.
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