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Flora Suya set to screen movie in Blantyre

After premiering her movie My Mother’s Story in Lilongwe recently where she also launched its DVD, actress Flora Suya has decided to screen the film in Blantyre as well.

The renowned actress said yesterday that she has decided to screen the movie in Blantyre following public demand.

“After the screening in Lilongwe people have been asking me as to when I was to screen the movie in Blantyre and so having sat down with my friends I decided to do it,” she said.

My Mother’s Story will screen this Saturday at M Theatre formerly Cine Cinema at Chichiri Shopping Mall.

“This is a chance for people in Blantyre to watch the movie and also get hold of a DVD which I am currently selling alone,” said Suya.

The renowned actress, who has starred in award winning movies The Last Fishing Boat and Seasons of a Life by Shemu Joyah said since the movie was premiered in Lilongwe, she has received overwhelming response.

“I never thought I would receive an overwhelming response and this has motivated me to do more. At the moment I should also tell you that I am working on another movie Delayed Destiny and I am now doing post production and will start shooting on June 15,” she said.

Suya added that she has already planned everything for this movie which she expects to premiere in December.

She also said that women are making headway in movie making and that they have shown they have potential.

“Villant Ndasowa started it all and then Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba, Joyce Mhango Chavula have produced their movies and now me, this is something great,” she said.

While some quarters have said the movie does not end well and has some gaps, others have heaped praise on Suya for the movie.

“Criticism is welcome but so far I am happy with the feedback I have got. Some people have asked for part 2 but there is no part 2. This is how I planned the movie,” said the actress.

Suya, who also starred in a Zambian movie Chenda, maintained that the one hour and 30 minutes movie which was shot in Lilongwe, was written by her and that she directed it together with Bester Kauwa.

Suya also features in the movie.

The actress spent close to K2.5 million to produce the movie starting from pre-production, shooting and editing.

The movie tells the story of a young woman who works as a housemaid.

She is impregnated by a gardener, and later abandoned.

And whilst pregnant she meets another man who falls for her and life changes but tragedy later strikes.

“There is a lot in the movie but one main lesson in there is that don’t judge people until you know their whole story,” said Suya.

Other actors starring in the film whose sound track was done by gospel singer Gloria Manong’a are Tapiwa Gwaza, Miriam Mwazimva, comedian Diana Satha, Jeremiah Mwaungulu and Times Television presenter cum musician Annie Matumbi.

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