Tribeca Film | Release Date: March 2, 2012
Summary: 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. (Tribeca Film)
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.tribecafilm.com/watch-now/black_butterflies-film36099.html?
Production: CoBo Fonds
Genres: Drama
Countries: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
Language: English
Director Credit
Paula van der Oest Director
Writer Credit
Greg Latter Writer
Cast Credit
Candice D'Arcy Anna Jonker
Carice van Houten Ingrid Jonker
Ceridwen Morris Marjorie
Damon Berry Pieter Venter
Florence Masebe Maria
Graham Clarke Uys Krige
Grant Swanby Jan Rabie
Jennifer Steyn Lucille - Lulu
Leon Clingman Valkenberg Receptionist
Liam Cunningham Jack Cope
Martinus Van Der Berg Maruis Schoon
Nicholas Pauling Eugene Maritz
Rutger Hauer Abraham Jonker
Sabrina Oschmann Young Ingrid
Waldemar Schultz Ettiene Le Roux
Producer Credit
Amanda Law Line Producer
Arnold Heslenfeld Executive Producer
Arry Voorsmit Producer
Frans van Gestel Producer
Marina Blok Co-Producer: NTR
Michael Auret Producer
Petra Pechackova Associate Producer
Richard Claus Producer