South African film to make its world debut at LA Film Festival

Cape Town – Comedian Kagiso Lediga will make his directorial debut at the LA Film Festival. 

The film Catching Feelings, which stars Pearl Thusi will have its world premiere at the festival in June. 

It will screen in competition in the World Fiction category.

Kagiso shared the exciting news on Twitter. 

Set in a chic and middle class Johannesburg  the story is a tale of how life, love and art intersect in uncontrollable ways. The film follows a jaded academic (Lediga) and his journalist wife (Thusi), who have their lives turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer unexpectedly moves into their urban Johannesburg home with them.

Other cast members include Akin Omotoso and Andrew Buckland. The LA Fim Festival is in its 23rd year and takes place from 14-22 June 2017.  

The film is set to be released in South Africa later this year. 

See some behind-the-scenes snaps here: