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Poppie Nongena

In Competition
B3 Biennale Official Selection
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Director
Christiaan Olwagen
Release Year
2019
Country
South Africa
Language
OV w/English subtitles
Film Type
Full Feature
Genre
  • Biography
  • Drama
Producers

Helena Spring

Screenwriter
Saartjie Botha, Elsa Joubert (novel), Christiaan Olwagen
Distribution
Media Move
Special
  • In Competition
  • Running Time
    95 Min.
    Geoblocking
    • Germany only
    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)

    Cast


    Clementine Zitha, Chris Gxalaba, Rolanda Marais, Dawid Minnaar, Letlotlo Zimkhitha Mohlabeng, Deon Nebulane, Nomsa Nene, Thembalethu Ntuli, Anna-Mart van der Merwe

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    Director


    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.

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