Director: Paula van der Oest
Feature: 2011 [Germany, Netherlands, South Africa] English, 100 minutes
Cast: Carice van Houten, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham
Screening: Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, 9PM
Diana Event Oval, LL100 Diana Center
Director Paula van der Oest will participate in a q and a with producer Susan Cartsonis following the screening.
Synopsis: Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of Ingrid Jonker, the woman hailed as South Africa’s Sylvia Plath. In his first speech to the South African Parliament Nelson Mandela read her poem “The Dead Child of Nyanga.” The story begins in Cape Town in the 1960s where apartheid had eliminated free expression for both blacks and whites. There Jonker finds her freedom writing verse while moving through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating fights with both her lovers and her father who is a government censor, the poet witnesses unconscionable events that alter her life forever.
In partnership with the General Consulate of the Netherlands