We’re always hyped to have a home-grown honey making waves overseas and the latest local to make us proud is Terry Pheto for her role in the international film Faces.
Written and directed by British-Nigerian Joseph Adejuwon Adesunloye, the story is a drama following four friends that, according to Terry, ‘addresses universal issues that will resonate with all’ and is set in London. There’s heartbreak, pregnancy, betrayal and general drama. We have our popcorn ready and are so here for it. Terry stars alongside Shingai Shoniwa (of The Noisettes), Aki Omoshaybi (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Suzette Llewellyn (EastEnders) and model Matthieu Charneau, who is most well-known for being really, really good-looking.
Terry has expressed how excited she is for the film to premiere on her ‘home turf’ this weekend. She also spoke about how much she learned from working with the cast, saying ‘I don’t take it for granted what a privilege it is to grow my global footprint [with] such amazing storytellers.’
Watch the short trailer below for a taster:
Terry is most famous for her roles in Tsotsi, A United Kingdom and, most recently, her portrayal of Winnie Mandela in last year’s TV series Madiba, which she has just earned a Black Reel Award nomination for. She’s up against big names like Oprah for the award, however, seeing as she’s already won an International Achievement Recognition Award for her work in Madiba, we are happy to place our bets on her.
The premiere of Faces in South Africa will be at the 39th Durban International Film Festival on 22 July 2018.
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