South African Film and Entertainment industry is making it big on the international scale. One of its local blockbuster, Losing Lerato, has bagged a whopping six awards at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in California
The awards aim to put the spotlight on independent films and filmmakers worldwide
Kagiso Modupe snatched the award for Best Actor
Yaas! The much-loved Mzansi movie, Losing Lerato, has won a total of six awards at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema held in California in the United States.
The awards were founded by film and TV director, Stephen Savage, and are in their 11th year.
They aim to expose and empower independent filmmakers from across the world.
Losing Lerato was nominated six times and won in all those categories.
Kagiso Modupe took home the award for Best Actor, Samela Tyelbooi got Best Actress, Tshimollo Modupe walked away with Best Supporting Actress, Thato Molamu got Best Supporting Actor, Sanele Zulu was awarded Best Director and Gavin Sterrley walked away with Best Cinematography.
Losing Lerato follows a divorced man, Kagiso Modupe’s Thami.
Thami decides to kidnap his daughter, played by his real-life child Tshimillo Modupe, from school in a desperate attempt to get time with her.
Losing Lerato came out in September 2019 and made R4.1 million in its first five weeks.
The entire country was excited to find out the film was nominated for six awards, but to win them all is just out of this world.