30.09. - 09.10.2021

Poppie Nongena South Africa 2020 | 95 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Christiaan Olwagen

CHRISTIAAN OLWAGEN (*1987) is one of the most prolific directors in South Africa. At home both on film and stage, "Poppie Nongena" is his fourth full-length film.

rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In the film version of the novel by author Elsa Joubert, a mother gets caught up in the machinery of the apartheid system. South Africa 1976. Poppie Nongena works as a housekeeper for a well-off family in Cape Town and only goes home at the weekends. When her husband loses his job, a law designed to exclude the black population takes effect: Poppie is now suddenly an illegal inhabitant in her own country and threatened with forced resettlement in the North of the country. At the same time, students and schoolchildren are rising up against the regime – and Poppie starts to fear not only for her own life, but her son's as well.

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Original title: Poppie Nongena
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Afrikaans, Xhosa
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Christiaan Olwagen
Screenplay: Christiaan Olwagen, Saartjie Botha, basierend auf Elsa Joubert’s Roman
Cast: Clementine Mosimane, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Chris Gxalaba, Nomsa Nene, Rolanda Marais
Producer: Helena Spring
Director of Photography: Vicci Turpin
Music: Traditional Xhosa music
Production Design: Surisa Surisa, Birrie Le Roux
Editor: Eva Du Preez
Sound: Sound and Motion Studios
Costume design: Sylvia van Heerden
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Media Move
Production: Helena Spring Films
Contact: Justyna Koronkiewicz, Media Move:


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