BLACK BUTTERFLIES

By Paula VAN DER OEST

EYE - FILM INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2011

Black Butterflies is the riveting love- and life-story of young South African poet Ingrid Jonker.

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& Awards

Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Durban International Film Festival 2011
Mill Valley International Film Festival 2011
Montreal World Film Festival 2011
St. Petersburg International Festival 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Vilnius European Film Forum - Scanorama 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paula VAN DER OEST
    • Writer(s)
    • Greg LATTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Frans VAN GESTEL (IDTV Film), Richard CLAUS (Comet Film), Michael AURET (Spier Productions), Arry VOORSMIT (Riba Film International)
    • Synopsis
    • The true story of the talented young South African poet Ingrid Jonker, a white artist and critic of the Apartheid regime. From an early age, Ingrid found freedom and solace only in writing. Despite the love of many men, and her relationship with the famous writer Jack Cope, no-one could give Ingrid what she was seeking. It was not until Nelson Mandela read one of her poems in his first speech to the South African Parliament that she finally found recognition.
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