New Afrikaans musical film 'Pretville' opens in cinemas on 23 November 2012


'Pretville', the brand new Afrikaans musical film from Hartiwood Films, opens in cinemas nationwide on 23 November 2012. The film is a rollicking romantic musical comedy set in the 50s, in a vibrant and colourful town where anything can happen and fun is the order of the day.

This is the second musical from the talented filmmaking team behind the 2010 blockbuster 'Liefling, Die Movie', the best-performing Afrikaans feature film of all time, and brings together once more the vision and skills of producers Paul Kruger and Emma Kruger, and co-producer and director Linda Korsten.

Also on board is the internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter Machiel Roets who has composed more than 30 brand new Afrikaans songs for the film. Roets has worked as musical director on pantomimes and musicals in London for more than 12 years.

"Pretville captures the spirit of the 50s through music, dance and colour," says director Linda Korsten. "It's a feel-good movie filled with recognisable characters and wacky personalities."

Featuring 50s music from rock 'n roll to doo-wop, the film pays homage to an era characterised by charm and romance. "In the tradition of 'Grease' and 'Hairspray', it's madly colourful and stylish," says Korsten. It features sumptuous costumes, with a wardrobe never before seen in a local movie. Because it's set in the 50s, audiences will also be able to feast their eyes on a gorgeous collection of classic vintage cars too."

 For more information visit the Pretville website.