Flatland (2019)

Director: Jenna Cato Bass

Writer(s): Jenna Cato Bass

Starring: Nicole Fortuin, De Klerk Oelofse, Unikitty, Olivér Sárközi, Marco Diaz, Mahon Andoniaina, Dvo Marvel

Synopsis: The world of lonely, middle-age policewoman Beauty Cuba changes forever when she receives a call for help from Billy, the lost love of her life who has recently been re-arrested for murder. Beauty returns to her home town of Beaufort West, deep in the heart of the surreal landscape of the Karoo semi-desert and quickly learns that this case is not as simple as she thought. The real culprit of this accidental murder is a painfully shy young woman named Natalie who flees her small, rural town on horseback and teams up with her now pregnant childhood friend Poppie to outrun the law. Flatland is a journey of self-discovery for these three different but equally desperate women, painting a vivid and unique portrait of femininity against a hostile frontier-land and questions what it means to be a women in contemporary South Africa and the world at large.

Release Date: February 7, 2019 (Germany) | Length: 117 min | Genre: Adventure, Western | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Premiered at the 69th Berlin Film Festival in 2019. No official trailer. Above is listed as a “mood” reel.