Gugu and Andile

Gugu and Andile

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Directed by
Minky Schlesinger

Produced by
Bridget Pickering

Written by
Lodi Matsetela

Starring

Daphney Hlomuka
Neil McCarthy
Litha Booi
Lungelo Dhladhla
Jabulani Hadebe
Harriet Lenabe

Music by
Warrick Sony

Cinematography
Greg Heimann

Edited by
Catherine Meyburgh

Production
company

Lunar Films, Fireworks Media

Running time

96 minutes

Country
South Africa

Language
Zulu, Xhosa

Budget
3,500,000 ZAR (estimated)

Gugu and Andile is a 2008 South African drama film directed by Minky Schlesinger, and starring Daphney Hlomuka, Neil McCarthy & Lungelo Dhladhla. The film received 10 nominations and won 3 awards at the 2009 Africa Movie Academy Awards, including the awards for Best film in an African language, Most Promising Actor and Most Promising Actress. It was also a competitor in the Best TV Feature category at the 2009 FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso, the oldest and largest film festival on the African Continent.[1][2][3][4]
The story is set in South Africa in 1993, during the upheaval in the struggle for democracy. A sixteen-year-old Zulu boy Gugu is in love with a Xhosa girl Andile, against the wishes of their respective communities.
Cast[edit]

Daphney Hlomuka – Ma’Lizzie
Neil McCarthy – Father John
Litha Booi – Andile Mcilongo
Lungelo Dhladhla – Gugu Dlamini
Jabulani Hadebe – Mandla Dlamini

References[edit]

^ “Interview with Gugu and Andile Director: MINKY SCHLESINGER”. Sentinel Poetry (Vol 4 No1). October 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
^ “Gugu and Andile on Rotten Tomatoes”. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
^ “Gugu and Andile on MSN.com”. MSN. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
^ “Gugu and Andile on the iMDB”. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Gugu and Andile at the Internet Movie Database

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Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Film in an African Language

2005-2014

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Izza (2006)
Irapada (2007)
Iranse Aje (2008)
Gugu and Andile (2009)
Imani (2010)
Izulu lami (2011)
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Moi Zaphira (2013)
B for Boy (2014)

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