Arts writer

THE TEAM behind Liefling, Die Movie bring a new film to cinemas today. Directed by Linda Korsten, Pretville is an Afrikaans musical that tries to capture the spirit of the 1950s.

Featuring music styles from rock ’n’ roll to doo-wop, the film harks back to an era characterised by charm and romance. Like Grease and Hairspray, it’s madly colourful and stylish. The cast includes Marlee van der Merwe, Eugene Jensen, Marno van der Merwe, Terence Bridgett, Annette Engelbrecht, Lizz Meiring and Steve Hofmeyr.