Catching Feelings is a 2017 South African romantic drama film written, co-produced and directed by Kagiso Lediga. It stars Lediga, Pearl Thusi, Andrew Buckland, Akin Omotoso, Precious Makgaretsa, Kate Liquorish, Tessa Jubber and Loyiso Gola.
The film was released on March 9, 2018, by United International Pictures and Ster-Kinekor.
The film was available to stream worldwide on May 18, 2018
The film follows the story of an “urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them”
Kagiso Lediga as Max Matsane
Pearl Thusi as Samkelo
Akin Omotoso as Joel
Precious Makgaretsa as Lazola YokoAndrew Buckland as Heiner Miller
Zandile Tisani as Kabelo
Kate Liquorish as Tabitha
Tyson Cross as Miles
Tessa Jubber as Nicole
Loyiso Gola as Zweli
The film was shot in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016.
It is dedicated to the memory of John Volmink, a South African filmmaker who passed away in 2017
The film has received favorable reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 7 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.25/10.
Film critic Phumlani S. Langa of City Press South Africa gave the film four stars out of five, saying “Lediga and Thusi both deliver solid performances in this classy and stylish production. This is probably my favourite Thusi pic. [It] plays a little like a personal classic, [Woody Allen’s] Midnight in Paris, without the fantasy aspect. Honestly, it’s local and lekker.”