Konfetti: Review

From South African production company Light And Dark Films, comes Konfetti, a romantic comedy, about Jean (your typical Afrikaans guy, played by Nico Panagio) and Sheryl (a Jewish girl, played by Casey B. Dolan).

Amidst the usual family tensions, Jean’s best friend Lukas is assigned the task of best man (played by Louw Venter). Based on Louw’s one man play Best Man’s Speech, it’s here that comedy, disaster and all things that can go wrong, do go wrong. Throw a spanner in the works with an old love interest, Bianca (played by Kim Engelbrecht), and just for good measure, some old family, and naughty kids.

The characters are perfectly cast, and the local setting of the film will have South African audiences feeling at home.

The film is a light hearted comedy. It doesn’t push the humour, and provides enough of a variety for everyone. Keep watch for venue manager Barry White (played by long time funny man Casper de Vries). The on-screen relationships are believable, no doubt from the professionalism and off-screen camaraderie of the cast.

Konfetti is yet another film that is helping push South African cinema to the world, and presenting a romantic comedy worth watching. Konfetti is a fun, feel good look at what can happen with the heart is in the right place, but everything else conspires against it. Go see it when it opens before the long weekend, on 17 April 2014.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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