The premiere screening of “Love, Sex & 30 Candles” took place at Nu Metro in Hyde Park on the 15th of August. The event was a star-studded affair, graced by the entire cast from the movie and an array of esteemed personalities including Palesa Madisakwane, Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson, and Motlatsi Mafatshe, to name a few.
Inspired by Angela Makholwa’s captivating novel “The 30th Candle,” the movie’s premiere was themed “Someone is turning 30,” resonating with the central premise of the book. As the thirtieth birthdays of the characters approach, the story takes unexpected turns, unearthing buried secrets and confronting the question: “How will this birthday end?”
The glamorous red-carpet event saw the cast, crew, and attendees dressed to the nines, capturing the essence of the movie’s intriguing and celebratory atmosphere. Guests were treated to a night of excitement, intrigue, and anticipation as they experienced the film’s twists and turns firsthand.
Stephina Zwane, the director, expressed her enthusiasm for bringing the novel to life on the big screen: “Adapting ‘The 30th Candle’ into a film was an incredible journey that allowed us to delve into the complexities of turning 30 and the emotions that come with it. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented cast and crew, and I’m thrilled to see the audience’s reactions.”
Salamina Mosese, the producer of the film, shared her thoughts on the premiere: “The premiere of ‘Love, Sex & 30 Candles’ marks the culmination of dedicated teamwork and a shared passion for storytelling. We aimed to capture the essence of the book while adding our own creative touch, and I believe the result is a film that will resonate with audiences and ignite conversations about life’s turning points.”
“Love, Sex & 30 Candles” explores the complexities of life, love, and friendship as characters navigate the challenges that arise as they enter their thirties. The film promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions, combining romance, drama, and humor in a way that leaves the audience captivated from start to finish.
Don’t miss the exclusive Netflix premiere of ‘Love, Sex & 30 Candles’ on 18 August.