Award-winning actress Flora Suya enters the realms of film production with the premier of her feature movie, A Mother’s Story at Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe tomorrow.
Aoccording to Suya, the premier will be a red carpet event where actors will have interviews before the premier. There will also be dances by the Malawi Cultural Troupe as well as a performance by musician Gloria Manong’a, who did the sound track.
“Vice president Saulos Chilima is the confirmed guest of honour,” she added.
Written in 2013 at Every Mother’s Story, Suya adapted the script to portray the story of a particular mother.
“It’s not every mother’s story, but this one in particular who goes through a really tough life, but lives to tell her sad tale,” she said.
“The storyline chronicles the life of a young lady who falls pregnant by a garden boy who later abandons her. She is left alone to take care of the pregnancy and meets a man who falls in love with her despite her condition,” explained Suya.
The 90-minute movie was shot for 6 weeks in Lilongwe’s Area 47 and 12, Biwi and Mchesi.
Suya plays the main role of Tadala in a cast that also includes Tapiwa Gwaza, Jeremiah Mwaungulu, Andrew Msanyama, Mirriam Mwazimva and Memory Mzingwa.
After the premiere, which will also coincide with the DVD release, Suya plans big with the movie.
“I want to take it to DStv through Zambezi Magic as well as different international film festival and competitions. I have deliberately released the DVD now which will be auction at the premiere. This is one way of dealing with piracy as delaying it will result in creating a room for piracy.
“I urge Malawians to come in large numbers and support me. Let me feel appreciated while I am still breathing and that will make me grow,” she said.