South Africa, mid 1970s. When her husband becomes too ill to work, Poppie is deemed by the law to be an illegal resident in her own country. Based on the novel by Elsa Joubert that is regarded as one of the best African novels of the century. (photo credits: Media Move Poland)
Letlotlo Zimkhitha Mohlabeng,
Anna-Mart van der Merwe
Christiaan Olwagen is an award-winning film director, writer and actor from South Africa who is admired for his distinctive style in visual choreography. Poppie Nongena is his most ambitious project to date and delves deeply into his favourite subject, the human psyche. His previous feature films include Johnny is Nie Dood Nie, Kanarie and Die Seemeeu.