South African movie ‘Good Life’ set for US release

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The award-winning South African drama “Good Life” is set to be released in the United States after sales agent Angel Oak Films signed a deal with distributor Level 33.

Set in Cape Town and Greece, “Good Life” tells the story of Olive Papadopoulous (played by Erica Wessels), a heartbroken thirtysomething. Fleeing to a small town in Greece, she finds herself even more miserable due to the hostility of the villagers – until she hires a 7-year-old Albanian refugee, Jet (played by Caleb Payne) as her guide and negotiator. Before long, Jet also becomes her friend, teaching Olive how to live a “good life”.

Robyn Scott (“After Life of The Party”), Leon Clingman (“The Mauritanian”), Marco Mintaka (“What Lies Beneath”) and Sven Ruygrok (“Around the World in 80 Days”) also star in the film.

“Good Life” was written, directed and produced by Bonnie Rodini and is loosely based on Rodini’s own experiences. It represents her first feature film as a director.

Following awards at the Berlin and Toronto independent film festivals, “Good Life” is now set for an on-demand release in the United States on April 15. The film will be available through Apple TV iTunes Store, Amazon, Spectrum, Xfinity/Comcast, DirecTV, Verizon, Microsoft, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Vudu, Hoopla Digital in the United States.

Angel Oak also closed sales in Poland and Spain through respective distributors Best Film and Twelve Oak Pictures.

Last year, Angel Oak Films pre-sold Aaron Eckhart and Terrence Howard’s upcoming thriller “Afterward” in multiple territories with Lionsgate in North America, Grindstone in Latin America and YouPlanet in Spain.

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