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FLATLAND

by Jenna Bass

synopsis

The world of lonely, middle-age policewoman Beauty Cuba changes forever when she receives a call for help from Billy, the lost love of her life who has recently been re-arrested for murder. Beauty returns to her home town of Beaufort West, deep in the heart of the surreal landscape of the Karoo semi-desert and quickly learns that this case is not as simple as she thought. The real culprit of this accidental murder is a painfully shy young woman named Natalie who flees her small, rural town on horseback and teams up with her now pregnant childhood friend Poppie to outrun the law. Flatland is a journey of self-discovery for these three different but equally desperate women, painting a vivid and unique portrait of femininity against a hostile frontier-land and questions what it means to be a women in contemporary South Africa and the world at large. 

original title: Flatland
country: South Africa, Germany, Luxembourg
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Jenna Bass
screenplay: Jenna Bass
cast: Nicole Fortuin, De Klerk Oelofse, Marco Diaz, Unikitty, Mahon Andoniaina, Olivér Sárközi, Dvo Marvel
cinematography by: Sarah Cunningham
art director: Sara Hartinger
costumes designer: Aoles Sport
producer: Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Alexandra Hoesdorff, David Horler, Désirée Nosbusch
co-producer: Titus Kreyenberg
production: IGC (In Good Company) Films, unafilm, Deal Productions, Proper Film (ZA)
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