Happiness is a Four-Letter Word introduces fresh narrative to SA film

Happiness is a four-letter word, adapted from Cynthia Jele's book, explores modern African identity to the local film industry.

702's Phemelo Ngcobo on Friday spoke to the director, Thabang Moleya, and the lead actress, Mmabatho Monthso, about the movie currently showing at cinemas.

Listen to the interview below:

Even though it's a chick-flick, those are stories and challenges that people face. I saw myself in those characters.

Thabiso Moleya, movie director

For me, the most important thing became approaching the character with integrity from both the book and the script.

Mmabatho Monthso, lead actress

We [South Africans] don't understand the culture of opening weekend. Opening weekend determines how long we survive on circuit.

Thabiso Moleya, movie director

It was an honour to be part of a project that had two powerful women involved in the inception of the story.

Mmabatho Monthso, lead actress

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