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Lucky the Movie 2012

Directed by Avie Luthra


The Critics Love LUCKY!

BBC - "a simple but profoundly moving portrait of humanity"..."a wonderful, little gem" - read review

Hollywood Reporter - "achieves poignancy without awards contender" says John DeFore

Variety - " emotionally resonant portrait of contemporary South Africa...delicate and real...extraordinarily touching" says John Anderson

iol South Africa- "It's a simple yet far-reaching story that grabs right at the heart of so many individual struggles in this country – the little people who slip through the cracks" says Diane de Beer (4-stars)

Macleans - Top 21 List - "Lovingly shot by British director Avie Luthra, this quiet gem is fired by two superb performances.... Sihle Dlamini, undercuts his beguiling innocence with riveting gravitas; and Jayashree Basavaraj's fearful dignity speaks volumes" says Brian D. Johnson

"This film is sure to set people talking wherever it travels" says the International Business Times

'Lucky' is a poignant charmer says the Jack Garner of the Rochester, New York Democrat and Chronicle.

NOW Magazine gives it NNNN (4-stars)

SWAY Magazine - "This film brings out the human in us..." says Angela Walcott

Film-Forwad - in reference to the 2012 Santa Barbara Film Festival: "One of the films earning the strongest word of mouth was Lucky...This crowdpleaser gently pulls your heart strings, and because of director Avie Luthra's restraint and trust in the material, it leaves the emoting to the audience. And that's quite an achievement..." - says Trent Turner

Indiewire - "a potent South African drama" - says Boyd van Hoeij

The Business of Cinema - "A fresh perspective and engaging story...a touching tale" - read review

Film Market Access - a MUST See TIFF11

The Star Blog - "a brillant look at the impact of racism and AIDS on Indian and African communities by a very talented director" says Debra Black

The Times of India - "upholds human kindness and faith in a racist society" - Uma Da Cunha

The Tribune India - "understated and yet poignant" says Saibal Chatterjee - "is creating good buzz" says Arthur J Pais - "a smart, well-constructed film" says Kim Voynar