FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA
Dir. Henk Pretorius, 2013, 97 min.
Co-presented by the South African Consulate General in Chicago
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30pm*
Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center l
78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor North
This lighthearted story astutely tackles the messy, surprising, and often funny consequences of cross-cultural and unexpected romance.
After a prank to irritate their conservative families evolves into undeniable love, Dinky, a Zulu woman, and Fanie,
an Afrikaans man, must overcome cultural and familial differences, jealous ex-lovers, and even the Zulu “Lobola”
(akin to a dowry) in an effort to legitimize their feelings and bridge a fractured community. Zulu, English and Afrikaans with subtitles.
Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity.
Film is unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.