By McLloyd Kudzingo
Local movie lovers are in for a treat this March as Malawi’s film maker and leading actress Flora Suya will be premiering her second Feature film titled ‘Dear Pen Pal’ in Lilongwe and Blantyre.
The film talks about two people who are Pen Pals and agreed not to exchange pictures to make their first meeting exciting. The long awaited day finally came and that’s where the whole story starts.
‘Dear Pen Pal’ has been written and produced by Flora Suya and co-directed by Blessings Suya.
The film stars among others George Misinde, Ebony Phiri, Tapiwa Gwaza and musician cum TV presenter Chiyanjano Muheziwa popularly known as Anne Matumbi.
Speaking in an interview on Thursday the multi award winning actress expressed optimism that people will love her new movie.
“Dear Pen Pal was one of my most exciting production experience. It is my second feature film and has taken us close to two years to produce. We enjoyed making it and I hope they [people] will also enjoy watching it,” she said.
According to Neptune Productions spokesperson Joshua Malango the film will be premiered at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on 30 and 31 March.
In Blantyre the film will be screened on the night of 31 March at The Underground formerly known as M-Theatre.
The film was supposed to be premiered last year but was postponed because Suya went to United States of America where she was invited for a film production.
Suya’s first film was ‘My Mother’s Story’ which received an award at the Silicon Valley African film festival in USA.
She hogged the limelight in 2009 when she stared in the award winning movie-Seasons of a Life by Shemu Joyah.
Three years letter she stared in another Shemu Joyah’s movie-The Last Fishing Boat before appearing in a 2015 Zambian film titled ‘Chenda’.