dEF’Rating: For Love and Broken Bones

Lerato Mvelase (as Refilwe) and Mduduzi Mabaso (as Motheo) in For Love and Broken Bones. Image source:
Lerato Mvelase (as Refilwe) and Mduduzi Mabaso (as Motheo) in For Love And Broken Bones. Image source:

While this is a tragic story, which even the undiscerning viewer will learn to accept as soon the credits roll up and the debate is won between that mug of steaming coffee or a nightly snack. It is not debatable that we’ve seen this film before. The film’s context is its ace. It does offer a delightful setting by way of location though. The acting, which is dotted by actors associated with the Bomb Shelter, is of the finest quality. The cinematography is clean and experimentally in the league of its own. Mduduzi Mabaso is believable as a troubled hero. Lerato Mvelase holds her ground as a staunch woman making ends meet to raise her child in a loving home. …yes you are right to assume that the protagonist is telling the story from the great beyond.

For Love And Broken Bones throws a mild 3dEF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ ♦ //


09 March


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I am based in Tshwane, South Africa. I have a background in Theory of Literature and History of Art and I'm an enthusiastic Blogger. Strewn here are my musings covering my interests ranging from visual art, television, movies and occasional opinion pieces on matters of public interest.