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South Africa, 2011, 100 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: India
US Premiere
Topics: African Interest, Coming of Age, Drama, Family
Program: World Cinema
Language: Zulu, Hindi, English English Sub-Titles

Awards: Abu Dhabi: Best Actress (Jayashree Basavaraj)

How can a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy be called Lucky? Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving his small Zulu village he arrives in the big city at the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him and has spent the money his dead sister had left for Lucky’s schooling. Stubbornly Lucky refuses to give up and falls in with Padma, a formidable, elderly Indian woman with a pathological fear of Africans. She grudgingly takes him in when she hears of a government program for Aids orphans. When the uncle finds out about Padma’s new source of income, he threatens them, and after a terrifying episode Padma sets out to find the boy the security and support he needs. Lucky is based on the 2006 short film of the same name which won 43 International film festival awards and was shortlisted for an Oscar.

Director Avie Luthra is expected to attend the 1/15 screening.

DIRECTOR: Avie Luthra
Producer: Christopher J. Wilmot, Lance Samuels
Editor: Josh Levinsky
Screenwriter: Avie Luthra, Tanya Welz
Cinematographer: Willie Nel
Music: Phillip Miller
Principal Cast: Sihle Dlamini,Jayashree Basavaraj,James Ngcobo, Vusi Kunene
Filmography: Mad, Sad & Bad (2009)
Print Source: Double Dutch Media -

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