A talented poet searches for two things: love and recognition.
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.
100’ / 35mm / colour
Director: Paula van der Oest
Prod: IDTV Film (NL), Co-prod: Riba Film International (NL), NTR (NL), Comet Film (DE), Spier Productions (ZA)
Sc: Greg Latter
Cast: Carice van Houten (THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE, STRICKEN), Liam Cunningham (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, DOG SOLDIERS), Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER, BATMAN BEGINS).
Completed: spring 2011
Tribeca Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
Mill Valley FF
Montreal World Film Festival
St. Petersburg International Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Vilnius European Film Forum - Scanorama
Paula van der Oest:
WIJSTER (2008, feature), TIRAMISU (2008, feature), MOONLIGHT (2002, feature) Awards: Hollywood Discovery Award Best European Feature Hollywood FF, HOTEL PARAISO (2001, feature), LINK SPEL (1999, short film), TATES VOYAGE (1998, feature), ANOTHER MOTHER (1996, feature).
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Sales: Global Screen
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12-03-2012 BLACK BUTTERFLIES triumphs at SAFTAS
26-05-2011 Black Butterflies Golden Film
23-04-2011 Black Butterflies at Tribeca - interview
29-04-2011 Carice van Houten best actress Tribeca