CinemAfriq @ BU Presents: LUCKY


Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5:30pm


Mugar Memorial Library, 3rd Floor, Estin Room, 771 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
LUCKY (2011; 105mins) in Zulu – directed and produced byAvie Luthra. 

Determined to get an education, Lucky flees his small village once his mother is buried, landing in the city first with an uncle who barely tolerates him. Spying Padma, an elderly Indian woman in his uncle's apartment building and realizing he needs something she has, Lucky makes contact in a way that provokes her. Together, unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond. Lucky shows how a child's spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.