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Farewell Ella Bella (2018)

For Ella (24), the death of her alcoholic father leaves her with nothing but debt and the bitter memory of a complicated past. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, she has sacrificed her... See full summary »

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Lwazi Mvusi

Writer:

Lwazi Mvusi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jay Anstey ... Ella
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Sello Maake Ka-Ncube ... Neo
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ... Ryno
Katlego Danke Katlego Danke ... Rose
Mary-Anne Barlow Mary-Anne Barlow ... Sarah
Noluthando Meje Noluthando Meje ... Khanyi
Chantal Stanfield Chantal Stanfield ... Sheri (as Chantal Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Douglas Michelle Douglas ... Marge
Vaughn Callaway Lucas Vaughn Callaway Lucas ... Lee
Kay-Lee Maudave Kay-Lee Maudave ... Young Ella
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For Ella (24), the death of her alcoholic father leaves her with nothing but debt and the bitter memory of a complicated past. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, she has sacrificed her life, opportunities and love to care for a man she resents but is now left adrift in the world after his passing. The re-emergence of her nomadic godfather, Neo (46), at her father's cremation gives Ella the opportunity to discover a better future for herself in Johannesburg. She also decides that she will bury his ashes at her childhood home in Jo'burg. Neo is a trumpeter who plays small gigs across the country. He spends his life in his trusted old car- never putting down roots and never being responsible for anyone other than himself. In agreeing to drive Ella from her home in Beaufort- West to Johannesburg, he is finally learning to take responsibility as their journey together forces Ella to confront her past instead of merely running away from it. The story is a coming of age tale both for ... Written by Lwazi Mvusi

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The production team of this film is entirely made up of women. See more »

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Excellent movie
4 November 2018 | by diepetzersSee all my reviews

Many can relate to ELLA BELLA in so many ways - from emotional to taking time to FIND yourself Lesson to many these days


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South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (South Africa) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ZAR5,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,698
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Free Women Features See more »
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(original)

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Aurofone

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