Director: Akin Omotoso
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min

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Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre 25 July 2015 18:00 PM

Moratiwa (Nomzamo Mbatha) is an aspiring novelist with writer’s block. She hasn’t had much luck with love ever since her ex-boyfriend Norman went out to buy milk and never came back.

Moratiwa now runs a second-hand bookshop in the hippest most vibrant part of the new Johannesburg, unfortunately in the glamorous world of it girls and boys books are not ‘a thing’.

Tired of having a recluse as a best friend, Tashaka (Thishiwe Ziqubu) convinces her to party up a storm at a new club in the city; it is here that she meets South Africa’s no.1 celebrity model Nat Masilo (Maps Maponyane) or as she nicknames him “The 45 Foot Man” on account of a huge billboard in which he features (in)conveniently situated directly opposite her bookshop.

They exchange small talk and Moratiwa isn’t impressed that Nat does not read books. As she tells Tashaka: “He’s a model, what would we talk about?” Tashaka replies: “Who says you have to talk?". Against all the odds, Nat begins to court Moratiwa.

Two different worlds collide in this charming, funny, romantic and very sweet film showing a side of Johannesburg that is rarely seen: The City of Gold as a City Of Love. Will they or won’t they? As Moratiwa says to Nat: “I am writing a love story.” Nat says: “Will they get together?”  Moratiwa replies "I haven’t written the ending yet “.

DIRECTOR BIO
Akin Omotoso studied drama at the University of Cape Town where he won the Fluer du Cap for most promising student. He has directed on A Place Called Home, (for which he won best director at the South African film and television awards) and the number one drama on South African television Soul City.

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