While looking for more recent acting info on the lovely Terry Pheto, I came across a few movies. I had just seen the South African award-winning Oscar movie, Tsotsi, for the 27th time. Terry Pheto is something else. I wanna marry her. "You're having an affair with Amos?" Terry, Thando Iwam (Marry me). I went to her Twitter page and in response to a tweet directed at her about her next movie, she had tweeted - "Hopeville The Movie opening 3rd of Sept nationwide." Excitement! Cheza cheza! Woza woza! I went on a Hopeville trailer hunt and found it. And then this blog post was birthed. Ke nako!
Seriously, the fact that Terry Pheto is in a new movie, Hopeville, makes me want to clap. Applause. Hopeville is a TV series she's been in lately. If you can't make her out, she's the character called Fikile. I saw her in Goodbye Bafana and have been waiting for more movies with her. She's heavenly. I was almost going to change my facebook profile picture to show how celestial she was. To think she was undiscovered as an actress before Tsotsi was made, and she used to live in a shack with a roof of corrugated iron, in a township just outside Johannesburg just 7 years ago. Rags to riches. She's so beautiful she can make a thug become like a baby.
Hopeville - One man's courage to live out his values. - This movie looks great! The trailer is awesome and it looks like an inspirational movie. I'm a little sad because it seems Terry Pheto has a small role in the movie. I am sure she
Synopsis - Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son, Themba. When father and son arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a mean little community where apathy, fear and suspicion are the order of the day. When Amos decides to restore the public swimming pool so that the young people of the town can enjoy some recreation and his son can pursue a swimming career, he is met with scepticism and resistance from the town's authorities and its inhabitants. Through patience, determination and courage, Amos' selfless act ripples through Hopeville, inspiring others to take action and to do what they know is right. Slowly but surely, good ripples through Hopeville, transforming the town and its inhabitants for good.
Jozi - Screwing up can be addictive. - This movie has been showing for a while so someone please buy it for me already, I'll pay back. The movie does feature a lot of white South African actors. There's no burger like a Jo'burger. Really? Cast: Carl Beukes, Lionel Newton, Nick Boraine, Moshidi Motshegwa, Jena Dover, Lindi Matshikiza. Director: Craig Freimond. Music: Warrick Sony. Genre: Comedy
Synopsis - James is a successful comedy writer. There is only one small problem: He lives in Johannesburg and has completely lost his sense of humour. Crime, politics, pessimism and feather-duster salesmen have invaded every cell of his body causing him to lose the very spark of humour which enables him to earn his living. He has other problems too his girlfriend has left him for the most boring man in the world; his entire family has emigrated; he has thrown his producers computer out the window and developed a serious drug problem. In the maddest of madcap journeys, James must travel through the highways and byways of South Africa from Daspoort Rehab back to Johannesburg to try and find his elusive sense of humour as well as his ability to love and laugh again.
Life, Above All - Nothing is more contagious than lies. - The trailer starts with the song Obrigado being sang. I discovered this song, the Solly Mahlangu version, this year, and it was adjudged best gospel song at the South African Music Awards. That is reason enough to see the movie. The movie is about loyalty and courage. Cast: Khomotso Manyaka, Lerato Mvelase, Harriet Manamela, Keobaka Makanyane, Tinah Mnumzana. Director: Oliver Schmitz. Music: Ali N. Askin. Genre: Drama
Synopsis - Just after the death of her newly-born baby sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumour that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. This is a universal, emotional drama about a young girl who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart.
Terry Pheto, follow me abeg.