The South African comedy-drama ‘3 Days to Go’ will release in cinemas nationwide on 25 January next year, putting family relationships in the spotlight.
No matter how long it has been since you last saw your relatives, meeting up at family gatherings – especially funerals – can lead to drama and more drama. This typical, and often very emotional scenario is also the inspiration behind award-winning producer Bianca Isaac’s directorial debut, 3 Days to Go’.
The movie marks a milestone for this talented writer and producer, who has crafted a career in storytelling with acclaimed drama series Umilio, Swartwater, Kruispad and Getroud Met Rugby. Isaac, who owns FigJam Entertainment, a production company specialising in feature films, is looking forward to being in the director’s seat: “I am a producer at heart but being able to direct this sensational new project is very exciting.” Isaac is supported by producer Gregory Mthanji and director of photography Jonathan De La Querra with whom she has collaborated on past projects.
3 Days to Go’ tells the story of adult siblings who, after the sudden death of their father, are forced to return to their childhood home with an assortment of partners, children and issues in tow. They need to survive three days in each other’s company, under one roof, before they spread their father’s ashes and part ways.
This film serves a slice of life and the story is applicable to any culture and race with hilariously funny moments and deeply touching ones. It is about family, the choices we make and finding redemption. You may recognise someone you know in the story … or you may even recognise yourself.
This humorous tale boasts an impressive cast, which includes Leeanda Reddy, Bollywood’s Lillette Dubey, Jailoshini Naidoo, Kajal Bagwandeen, Rahul Brijnath, Pranesh Maharaj, Ruben Naidoo and Zakeeya Patel as the dysfunctional Isaac family. They are joined on screen by Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Tumi Morake and Ashish Gangarpersad. Highlighting Isaac’s affinity towards nurturing young talent, 3 Days to Go’ also features newcomer Kiara Govender.
3 Days to Go’ is a universal story about family and forgiveness and will appeal to audiences of all ages. The film was produced in association with the KZN Film Commission (KZNFC), the IDC and the DTI. It will be released in cinemas nationwide on 25 January 2019 by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd.