Vaselinetjie (Helena) Bosman, who has already conquered the hearts of readers since the book’s first release in 2004, lives with her loving grandparents in a tiny town in the Northern Cape. At 10 years old she was, however, sent to an orphanage in Gauteng because she is white and not her brown grandparents’ correct grandchild. It is 1993, South Africa was changing and like the country, so too was Vaselinetjie.
Vaselinetjie is a film about the search for identity and the long road to survival to discover who you really are; A tribute to the power of the human spirit, the power of love and our ability, despite everything, to triumph.
Vaselinetjie was adapted by Corne and Rene van Rooyen, with Corne as director of the film as well. Together the couple have also co-written and produced the film “Hollywood In My House” which was released in 2014.
Nicole Bond and Marguerite Van Eeden make their silver screen debuts respectively as the young and older Vaselinetjie Bosman. The cast also includes Arno Greeff Elzet Nel, Elani Dekker, Marise Loots, Anchen du Plessis, Daniah The Villies and Veteran actors Royston Stoffels and Shaleen Surtie Richards.
Vaselinetjie, produced by Danie Bester and Saskia Schiel, and will be release on 22 September 2017 nationwide in theaters.