ELELWANI

By Ntshavheni WA LURULI

SHADOWY MEADOWS PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012


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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2013
Forum
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ntshavheni WA LURULI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ntshavheni WA LURULI
    • Producer(s)
    • Florian SCHATTAUER (SHADOWY MEADOWS PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • The story’s lead character is Elelwani, a young university educated woman but brought up in an environment steeped in tradition and has to choose between love (self interest) and duty (social responsibility), between cultural traditions and modernity. Her parents have promised her hand in marriage to the Venda Prince and as a dutiful daughter she wishes to obey their wishes and protect their honour. But in order to fulfil this promise of marriage to the Prince, she must relinquish her dreams of travel to further her education and most importantly her true love (Vele a young man she meets at university), to bear the Prince an heir.
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