Below you can checkout two new posters for the upcoming drama Black Butterflies
, a Dutch film about the life of South-African poet Ingrid Jonker.
The film is a depiction of the life of Ingrid Jonker (1933-65) played by Carice van Houten
(Valkyrie, Black Book), an Afrikaner. Her parents divorced, she lives with her sister at her mother’s. After the passing of her mother she and her sister come to live with their father (played by Hauer), who treats them as outsiders. Ingrid marries, and gives birth to a daughter, but the marriage doesn’t last. It is the era of apartheid, of which her father is a strong proponent, being the South-Africa’s Minister of Censorship. Ingrid is opposed to the apartheid regime, and has a strained relationship with her father. He opposes her relationship with author Jack Cope (played by Cunningham) and her anti-apartheid poetry, which is inciteful in his eyes. He tries to ban one of her works, which he eventually doesn’t, fearing a widespread riot. As Ingrid keeps opposing the regime in her poetry, their relationship becomes even more strained and he tells her he never wants to see her ever again.
The film was directed by Paula van der Oest,
who helmed the Oscar-nominated “Zus & zo”, and premiered in the Netherlands on February 6th before being released on March 31, 2011. Still no US release date.
Although Jonker spoke and wrote in Afrikaans and the film being a Dutch production, the film is spoken in English.
Black Butterflies Trailer
Black Butterflies Posters