South African film Ayanda from award-winning director Sara Blecher and starring Nigeria’s top actor OC Ukeje, will be screening at the Cannes Film Market on May 17th (10am, Palais C).
Fuelled by the electric energy and ethnic diversity of 21st century Johannesburg, Ayanda tells the story of a young woman whose dreams of running a retro car restoration business are threatened by dark family secrets, the complications of love and the day-to-day challenges of life in the sprawling African metropolis.
Alongside Ukeje, winner of the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) for Best Actor, Ayanda also stars Fulu Mugovhani, Thomas Gumede, Nthati Moshesh, Kenneth Nkosi, Jafta Mamabolo, Sihle Xaba and Vanessa Cooke. It was produced by A Leading Lady Productions with the support of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Africa Magic and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Worldwide sales (excluding South Africa) will be handled by Tendeka Matatu of Restless Distribution, the sales & distribution division of African studio Restless Global.
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