Jewel (2022)
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Jewel: Netflix Movie Review (2022)

Jewel is a South African drama directed by Adze Ugah. The movie is starred by Michelle Botes and Connie Chiume. It is a powerful social issue drama.

Synopsis

Jewel tells a dramatic story of a photographer who strives to get acquainted with her cultural roots in South Africa, when she finds herself unexpectedly falling in love. The affair will lead to some controversy and drama.

Movie Review

This was a good movie that surprised us with the way it manages to merge context, form and history. We were not left unmoved, and we do recommend it.

The storyline is strong in its originality and is successful in keeping us intrigued. The mystical hints add to its entertainment value.

As for the scenography, it is interesting – we were basically teleported to South Africa in a style reminiscent at times of the Dogme95 form.

It is a relatively well rounded movie, its strength being a good plot.

Release Date

8 July 2022.

Where to Watch Jewel

On Netflix.

Cast & Crew, Users Ratings

Jewel (2022)

Movie title: Jewel

Movie description: Jewel tells a dramatic story of a photographer who strives to get acquainted with her cultural roots in South Africa, when she finds herself unexpectedly falling in love. The affair will lead to some controversy and drama.

Date published: July 6, 2022

Country: South Africa

Author: Diane T. Larsen

Director(s): Adze Ugah

Actor(s): Michelle Botes, Connie Chiume, Chris Djuma, Desmond Dube, Lillian Dube, Nqobile Khumalo, Cindy Mahlangu

Genre: Drama, Romance, Social issue

Review

This was a really good movie that surprised us with the way it manages to merge context, form and history. We did not leave untouched, and we absolutely recommend it.

Overall
5.5/10
5.5/10

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