White Wedding (film)
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|Directed by||Jann Turner|
|Produced by||Jann Turner
|Written by||Jann Turner
|Distributed by||Ster Kinekor|
|Release date(s)||29 April 2009(South Africa)|
White Wedding is a South African romantic comedy. It tells the story of a road trip adventure embarked by a groom and his best friend as they race across South Africa to attend a wedding. This film was South Africa's official submission to the 82nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. White Wedding was released in the U.S. on 3 September 2010 by Dada Films and The Little Film Company.
Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) leaves Johannesburg Park Station for Durban where his best friend, Tumi (Rapulana Seiphemo) will drive them to Cape Town to attend his wedding to Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana). As fate has it, nothing goes according to plan as the two friends trek across the country, meeting eccentric characters along the way and all at Ayanda's expense who awaits nervously in Cape Town.
- Kenneth Nkosi as Elvis
- Rapulana Seiphemo as Tumi
- Zandile Msutwana as Ayanda
- Jodie Whittaker as Rose
- Mbulelo Grootboom as Tony
- Lulu Nxozi as Zuki
The film was both a moderate critical and commercial success in South Africa and it received mixed reviews internationally. Picktainment.com said, "What White Wedding lacks in exposition, it gains in its honest portrayal of a country still lacerated by racial differences." It grossed R1.1 million in the box office in its first week of opening and had accumulted R4.2 million in a seven-week run.
- "White Wedding is Worth Celebrating". Picktainment. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2011-03-03.