Talented South African Film Maker Premières "Thina Sobabili"

"Thina Sobabili" is a tale of two against the world that is based in the heart of the Alexandra township. The main character Thulas (Gweva) heads up a household that he and his teenage sister, Zanele (Mtshali) share. He’s the head of a trio who break into houses over the bridge in Sandton – although the movie doesn't show them actually doing anything criminal. Thulas is fiercely protective of his sister. Things between the siblings begin to spiral into deception and drama when Zanele decides to start seeing a much, much older man.

Image: Actress, Zikhona Sodlaka in "Thina Sobabili".

Ernest Nkosi is the talented young director behind the movie, he spoke to Africa Melane about the film after it premièred on Friday, 31 July.

The film has been a resounding success at film festivals across the world despite being turned down when Nkosi first pitched it to sponsors, _Thina Sobabili _has won 3 international awards and will be touring both Canada and the US over the next few months.

One of the main themes of the movie is the 'sugar daddy syndrome' that has become popular in South Africa over the last few years.

Speaking about the film Nkosi said that this film is evidence that dreams do come true and they put everything into the production of telling the story because they believe that it's such an important story to tell.

Watch the movie trailer below:

THINA SOBABILI (The Two Of Us) from Ernest Nkosi on Vimeo.

Set in Alexandra township in South Africa, Thulas will do anything to protect his sister, Zanele, after witnessing her abuse as a child. As a result, the two share a very strained relationship and when Zanele finally falls for the charms of an older man, Thulas is determined to protect his sister by putting an end to their relationship. A decision that will cost him everything and prove to his sister how much he really loves her.

Listen to the full interview with Africa Melane and Ernest Nkosi to find out more about the movie and how it was made below:

Thina Sobabili is showing at Ster-Kinekor cinemas across South Africa.


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