By Thabang MOLEYA

AAA ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World outside Africa

Romance - Completed 2016

Life doesn’t come with a manual. Three best friends will have to find out what truly makes each of them happy and then fight to get it.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thabang MOLEYA
    • Producer(s)
    • Bongiwe SELANE, Helena SPRING, Junaid AHMED
    • Synopsis
    • Happiness is a Four Letter Word is a heart-warming romantic drama exploring the lives of three best friends – Nandi, Zaza and Princess - living the good life in fast paced Johannesburg.

      Nandi is on the fast track to being made partner at her law firm and is engaged to emerging entrepreneur, Thomas. Zaza is a trophy wife to the wealthy and successful property developer Bheki. And Princess is the celebrated owner of one of the trendiest art gallery in town, and is living with her sexy and talented boyfriend, Leo. But things aren’t what they seem.

      Based on the novel, Happiness is a Four-Letter word, by Cynthia Jele, these strong, empowered, and highly individual women find themselves having to negotiate new norms of being upwardly mobile black women in a rapidly changing South Africa. In a time when wealth and positions seems to be more important than traditional values, each woman will find out that happiness is not found in a one-side-fits-all box. Only through trial and sacrifice will each friend discover what it is that truly makes them happy.

      The movie is being produced with part funding from the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and forms part of the Junaid Ahmed Productions slate of films which aims to develop key areas of black talent in the film industry.