Black Butterflies


Black Butterflies
A biopic about the South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her rigid father, a parliament censorship minister, the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter the course of both her artistic and personal lives.

100 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

What else can I do to upset dad today?
What else can I do to upset dad today?

Credits

Cast
Rutger Hauer, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Grant Swanby, Graham Clarke, Candice D'Arcy
Director
Greg Latter
ScreenplayGreg Latter
MusicPhilip Miller
CinematographyGiulio Biccaro
EditingSander Vos
Sound formatsDolby SR
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byIDTV Film, Cool Bean, Comet Film Produktion GmbH, Spier Films, Riba Film International, NTR, Netherlands Film Fund, CoBo Fund

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent, moderate to strong
NudityModerate, within context
SexFrequent, moderate, sustained
ViolenceBrief, realistic, psychological
PrejudiceModerate, negative stereotyping, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseModerate use of alchohol
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconPowerful telling of Jonker's tragic Life
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Rottentomatoes critics
5 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
20

What the People say

Internet
358 Netizens quote iconLackluster drama
12

Average .. 74%

15

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