Programme 2019


Director: Jenna Bass


India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: South Africa, Luxembourg, Germany | Year: 2019

Language(s): Afrikaans, English | Time: 117 mins


When her disastrous wedding night leads to an accidental killing, Natalie flees her husband and her small, rural town in South Africa’s desolate Karoo region to reunite with her rebellious best friend Poppie, who is heavily pregnant. The two young women escape together on horseback across the endless winter landscape. Hot on their trail is Captain Beauty Cuba, a lonely policewoman intent on proving the innocence of her long-lost fiancé, framed for Natalie’s crime.


Director's Bio

Jenna Bass is a South African writer, filmmaker and former magician. Bass co-wrote the coming-of-age romance, Rafiki (2018), which premiered in Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. Flatland is Jenna’s third feature film as a director and writer.