30.09. - 09.10.2021

Love the One You Love South Africa 2014 | 88 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Jenna Cato Bass

JENNA CATO BASS (*1986) is editor of a literature magazine and as an author was shortlisted for the most prestigious African literature prize. Her short film The Tunnel (2009) ran at Sundance and the Berlinale. Love the one you love is her debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
Terri and her boyfriend Sandile are the perfect couple. In fact, Terri thinks: too perfect. The sex hotline worker longs for freedom and decides to go and work in South Korea as an English teacher. But she hasn't counted on the massive resistance from her family and boyfriend, who above all want Terri and Sandile to stay together. Meanwhile, on the other side of town Eugene is stricken with lovesickness. He can't get over the split with his fiancée and hopes for a second chance via her younger brother. One night, he ends up talking to Terri on the sex hotline and falls for her, creating the connection between the two stories – and all kinds of complications. Love the one you love is a romcom which also portrays the Utopia of the multiethnic society in South Africa.
Original title: Love the One You Love
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, isiXhosa
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jenna Cato Bass
Screenplay: Jenna Cato Bass
Cast: Louw Venter, Chi Mhende, Andile Nebulane, Mogamat Dayaan Salie, Mzu Ntantiso, Nelson Das Neves, Thenji Stemela, Lise Slabber
Producer: Steven Markovitz, Jenna Cato Bass
Director of Photography: Jenna Cato Bass
Music: Ross Dorkin
Production Design: Jenna Cato Bass
Editor: Jacques de Villiers, Jenna Cato Bass
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Big World Cinema
Production: Fox Fire Films; Big World Cinema; Circle of Confusion
Contact: Steven Markovitz, Big World Cinema:


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