We explore the uprooting of a young forest woman during the time of the last forest inhabitants of South Africa’s Knysna forest of the 1930s. It tells the story of the intimate relationship of an initiated “forest woman” and the heart of the forest and how it becomes an obstacle in her experience of the man she loves. We follow her as she is coaxed into marriage to a townsman, experiences the realities of progress, discovers its oppression of society, the growing power of money on cultural homogenization and what it will take to stay true to herself. In Afrikaans language with English subtitles.

120 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Prejudice).
Drama, Romance, Afrikaans, South African.
I lost Moses.
I lost Moses.


Elani Dekker, Stiaan Smith, Sean Brebnor
Rene van Rooyen
ScreenplayRene van Rooyen, from the novel by Dalene Matthee
MusicAndries Smit
CinematographyBrendan Barnes
EditingDries Scholtz
Made in2019
Produced byThe Film Factory

IMDB page
Scroll down for embedded trailer

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageLow to mild, not demeaning or derogatory.
SexNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
Drug abuseNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

No ratings available yet


Xax International logo
 Xax International
 All rights reserved.