MEERKAT MAANTUIG won the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ at this year’s Silwerskerm Festival and will be released on 16 March 2018 countrywide.
MEERKAT MAANTUIG is inspired by the youth novella ‘Blinde Sambok’ by well-known South African writer, Riana Scheepers.
The film’s writer, Hanneke Schutte, decided to use this book as a point of departure and transformed it into a cinematic story set in the wonderful woods of Magoebaskloof in South Africa.
Gideonette de la Rey is a frightened 13-year-old girl who believes in her family’s generational curse and is convinced she is next in line to die a premature death. Scared and desperate, she’s not able to escape from this story which has defined her reality. Finally, it’s only by facing her fears that she can overcome them.
MEERKAT MAANTUIG is an enchanting film about the stories we tell ourselves: The stories that define our lives and often restrict those very lives.
Containing elements of magical realism, MEERKAT MAANTUIG is a truly unique film – different from anything else we’ve seen in South African film theatres; it is a beautifully told story that shows us how to be braver than we ever thought possible.
MEERKAT MAANTUIG, a film by The Film Factory, is produced by André and Dries Scholtz, and has been adapted for the screen by writer and director Hanneke Schutte. The film is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and will screen from 16 March 2018 countrywide in theatres. Rooi Rose is the proud media partner of the film.