The Zimbabwean movie industry seems to be gaining mileage every year. The popular local romantic comedy Cook off scores a first on Netflix on the first of June. The movie had its London premiere a year ago.
The movie is a true celebration of love and features a star studded cast including rapper Tehn Diamond,Jesesi Mungoshi,Eddie Sandifolo and Shingai Shoniwa. The movie is the first ever local production to have a slot on Netflix.
Cook off was positively reviewed following its London premiere and this groundbreaking achievement is worth celebrating. To have a homegrown movie airing on such a prestigious platform is indeed a big achievement. The cast itself is rich in experience with the likes of Sandifolo and Mumgoshi who have been in the movie industry for some time. Sandifolo was also cast in Gonarezhou, another movie that made waves on the international scene last year.
Zimbabwe is slowly getting recognition on Netflix. A few months ago, another famous actress Chiedza Mhende made her debut on Netflix in the crime drama Queen Sono. She starred alongside South African sensation Pearl Thusi.
Cook Off is set to receive a warm welcome on Netflix considering the high level of acting and emotion involved in the movie. Netflix has been on a drive to promote African productions on its line up and Zimbabwe has been roped in