White Wedding premieres: South African cinema shines
White Wedding was South Africa’s submission to the Best Foreign Film category of the Academy Awards in 2009 and it arrives on America’s shores September 3. The film is a love story to the South African people and its landscape, while putting South African cinema clearly on the map. We’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, available only here on SheKnows!
White Wedding is being called a "modern farce" and is set in modern day South Africa, showcasing the country's visually stunning landscapes. The film centers on a couple who, you guessed it, is getting married. Surrounded by family and friends, bride Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana) is merely days away from achieving her dream -- a perfect White Wedding.
White Wedding is also a road trip movie, as Ayanda's perfect day is threatened by the fact that her groom-to-be is in Johannesburg, a thousand miles away from Cape Town, the wedding's locale. Elvis, the groom, had planned on making his way to his wedding to Ayanda via bus with his best friend. Only problem, the best friend never shows. Now, with his wedding merely days away, Elvis needs to get to Cape Town any way he can, and yes, hilarity does ensue! How will Elvis get to the church on time?
The film, besides being a fresh look at the romantic comedy genre, also spotlights the melting pot that is modern South Africa. White Wedding is as much a study in day-to-day life in South Africa as it is romantic and funny.
White Wedding: Exclusive clip
Don't miss our exclusive clip from the Academy Award-nominated White Wedding, in theaters now.