Idyllwild International Film Festival in California to take place in March!agiso Modupe’s Losing Lerato has been nominated and will be screening at the
“I’m excited and honoured to announce that Losing Lerato has been nominated and will be screening at the Idy Fest in Palm Springs, California next month. Please join me in congratulating the following fine cast and crew for their nominations,” wrote Kagiso Modupe.
Nominations are Kagiso Modupe for Best Actor Nominee, Samela Tyelebooi for Best Actress Nominee, Tshimollo Modupe for Best Supporting Nominee, Thato Molamu for Best Supporting Actor Nominee, Sanele Zulu for Best Director Nominee and Gavin Sterley for Best Cinematography.
Losing Lerato – The Day I Lost My Daughter, produced by Kagiso, who plays Thami who has recently lost his job at a top firm following accusations of fraudulent activities. This is the last straw for his wife Noluthando who, fearing a drop in her standard of living, abandons her marriage, taking their daughter Lerato with her.
Thami is desperate to maintain a relationship with his daughter, while Noluthando does everything in her power to ensure that Thami is denied access to Lerato.
After exhausting all known avenues, and desperate to be reunited with his daughter, Thami kidnaps Lerato from school, intending to flee Johannesburg for Kimberley by bus. This is an ill-conceived move that angers Noluthando and puts him on a collision course with the law.
Thami’s actions put his life, that of Lerato and their fellow passengers in danger and lead to a high-stakes hostage situation on the bus.
Then a shot rings out…
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