Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Random Post: Nthati Moshesh in The Long Run - A South African Film and Round Trip

South African Actress Nthati Moshesh has potrayed several characters that I am fond of, both straight and queer. I love that she plays characters that you can't help but sympathize with.

In Round Trip she portrays a Ghananian immigrant in Israel who takes up baby sitting in exchange for room and board. She eventually becomes involved with the mother of the kids that she is babysitting. Her back story is a little confusing, as she was dating a French lady while living in Nigeria and has a son with a decidedly South African name. There are a lot of layers in this movie and I highly recommend watching it in its entirety. You can see a highly summarized version of her character's story on YT here. It's a 2 part piece. For a full synopsis of the movie check IMDB.

I saw the movie The Long Run shortly after I arrived in the US and it has remained one of my fav movies from home. I was elated to discover that it was being streamed in its entirety on IMDB so if you would like to see it check it out here. Nthati Moshesh is the lead in it and portrays a Namibian immigrant living in South Africa who encounters Barry, a bloke who sees her potential and wants to train her for the Comrades marathon, a race of note in South Africa. No the bloke is not a perv, and you can't help but feel sorry for him as the story progresses. Anyway time permitting do check it out.

image courtesy of TVSA

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