Women take the lead in new local flick Susters

Cape Town - Susters, a film about three estranged sisters and how they sustain each other after the death of their mother, promises to be a breath of fresh air for local audiences. It’s also the first Afrikaans film in the ‘chick flick’ genre.  

Producer Jenny Griesel has assembled a team of women to bring this story to screen, starting with celebrated writing team Corine du Toit and Sandra Vaughn who have been responsible for a string of hits, including Semi-Soet, and a star-studded female cast comprising Diaan Lawrenson (Raaiselkind), Leah (Sterlopers), Quanita Adams (Tess) and Annelisa Weiland (7de Laan).   
“The film is testament to the depth of female talent we have in the local industry and their ability to both produce and tell stories aimed at women from a female perspective,” says producer Jenny Griesel. 

“This is an exciting time for women in the film industry and more and more we are seeing women celebrated around the world for their contribution to filmmaking.” 

Susters is essentially a film about human relationships in all their complexity, and it reflects women’s specific capabilities, charms, and complexities.

More about the movie:

Three adopted sisters are reunited after the untimely death of their mom. 

Lexie (Leah), a free-spirited entomologist, Jo (Lawrenson), an aspiring fashion designer, and Cecile (Adams), a stay home mom, are forced to put their lives on hold, to fulfill their late mom’s last wishes. 

What ensues is a roadtrip through beautiful parts of South Africa, and a trip down memory lane, filled with adventurous twists and turns, and many colourful characters.

Watch the trailer here:

Susters opens in cinemas nationwide on Friday, 30 March.

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