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LUCKY - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Avie Luthra

South Africa, 2005, 20 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2006

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Joy Mwandla, Muthal Naidoo

Crew:Producers: Bex Hopkins, Junaid Ahmed - Screenwriter: Avie Luthra - Editor: Liz Roe - Cinematographer: John Pardue - Original Score: Bradley Miles

Sales:Avie Luthra, London, UK - T: 07971836904


Lucky is an AIDS orphan desperate to leave his rural Zulu village for the bright lights of Durban. He is full of excitement and hope but Lucky has to learn about life the hard way, not through school or education but through an unlikely bond with a racist Indian neighbour.

About the director

Avie Luthra graduated from the Director's Course at the National Film and Television School, UK in 2002. He was listed in Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow" 2004. He is also a practicing psychiatrist.

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