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Henk Pretorius, Director of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, Discusses the Movie’s Break from the Norm

Fanie Fourieâ��s LobolaHenk Pretorius, the director (who also serves as the co-producer and co-writer) of the film based on the book Fanie Fourie’s Lobola by Nape ‘A Motana, talked to the Citizen about the response the movie has been getting around the world.

Pretorius seems deservingly proud of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola. He said: “Borders are for scared people. Fanie Fourie and Dinky Magubane are brave enough to break through those perceptions, deal with the consequences head-on and overcome these obstacles in a fresh and honest way.” The movie, about an interracial South African couple dealing with the ups and downs of a cross-cultural relationship, is being released in South Africa today.

Pretorius also spoke about his current and future plans, including one that will see him setting up “an international movie franchise in the next three years” which will “be responsible for creating the content for a major distribution company abroad”.

Henk Pretorius is one of the co-writers and co-producers, as well as the director of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola. It tells the story of an ordinary Afrikaner who falls in love with a black woman and the consequences their actions have on both their conservative families and friendship circles.

How did you manage the mindshift from Bakgat [on which Pretorius served as writer, co-producer and director for the first two films] to Fanie Fourie’s Lobola?

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