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SPOTLIGHT | Go Gaga for 'House of Gucci'; 'Matrix Resurrections' teasers

Watch the true story of a murder within the fashion family at cinemas, as we also go behind the scenes of the glamorous premiere of Lady Gaga's new movie

02 December 2021 - 14:52

Spotlight is our entertainment bite-sized snapshot featuring new entertainment releases in SA, exclusive film trailers and much more. New episodes are out every Thursday on Sunday Times Lifestyle, Sowetan Entertainment and on YouTube, plus you can follow Spotlight on Facebook.

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Spotlight features guest presenter Ziphorah Masethe this week, talking drama, deceit and vengeance as House of Gucci arrives in cinemas from December 3. The much-talked- about film features a magnetic performance from Lady Gaga as socialite Patrizia Reggiani, who married into the famous fashion house family, and is based on Sara Gay Forden’s non-fiction book about the subsequent murder which shook Italy.

This biographical crime drama is helmed by renowned director Ridley Scott (American Gangster, Gladiator, Blade Runner), and he has a quality cast portraying the colourful roles in the film. Al Pacino, Sala Hayek, Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons and Jared Leto star alongside Gaga in her near-perfect portrayal as a goddess of glamour, ambition and passion. The familial spiral into decadence and betrayal also features some surprising comic relief, providing the full spectrum of entertainment.

Don’t miss the footage of House of Gucci’s SA premiere, featuring glamorous local celebrities, as well as Spotlight’s lucky premiere ticket winner.

This week’s episode also takes a look at the latest teasers for the countdown to the fourth Matrix film, Matrix Resurrections, which is set for release on all premium platforms, including IMAX, on December 22. 

And looking ahead to next week’s episode, we feature a taste of Steven Spielberg’s retelling of the classic musical tale of rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City, West Side Story, coming to cinemas from December 10.

For full interviews, breaking news, trailers, clips and competition details, visit our Spotlight Facebook page. See you at the movies!

Presenter Collette Prince is dressed by Kalea Collective.


Win a copy of House of Gucci book

This week, you stand a chance of winning a copy of House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden, courtesy of Jonathan Ball Publishers.

  • Competition question: What is the name of the self-made diva whom Lady Gaga portrays in House of Gucci, releasing at cinemas this week?

To enter, visit Spotlight SA on Facebook for all the details


Terms and conditions apply.

Winners will be drawn randomly and notified by SMS after the competition has closed.  Entrants’ personal details will not be retained for marketing purposes. Winners have to provide proof of age (ID/driver’s licence) and cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. By entering participants agree to have their names published on TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE and Spotlight SA on Facebook. Employees of Arena Holdings and their family members are not eligible to enter.



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