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Monday, November 16, 2015


(The producers: Helena Smith, Junaid Ahmed and Bongiwe Selane)

The movie, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, has been edited and is getting ready to go to the cinemas as a trailer during the month of December in order to raise awareness and create hype. The confirmed date for the opening at cinemas is February 19, 2016.

Producers are Helena Spring, Bongiwe Selane and Durban-based Junaid Ahmed and directed by Thabang Moleya in association with The National Film and Video Foundation,  Mzansi Magic and The Department of Trade & Industry. Happiness is a Four Letter Word stars Mmabatho Montsho, Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman, Tongayi Chirisa, Chris Attoh and Richard Lukunku.

Based on Duduzile Cynthia Jele’s novel Happiness is a Four Letter Word features screenplay by Busisiwe Ntintili and Duduzile Cynthia Jele.  The cinematographer is Lance Gewer, and the film is edited by Nicholas Costaras and Melanie Jankes Golden with co-producer Gillian Pearson.