Flatland (2019)

Director: Jenna Cato Bass
Writer: Jenna Cato Bass
Cast: Faith Baloyi, Nicole Fortuin, Izel Bezuidenhout, De Klerk Oelofse, Albert Pretorius, Clayton Evertson, Kim Goncalves, Brendon Daniels, Eric Nobbs, Maurice Carpede
Seen on: 23.8.2019

Content Note: rape

Natalie (Nicole Fortuin) was just married to Bakkies (De Klerk Oelofse) but the marriage immediately took a turn for the worse. When she tries to find help with Reverend Salmon (Maurice Carpede), she finds nothing but scorn. One thing leads to another and Natalie kills Salmon and runs, taking her best friend Poppie (Izel Bezuidenhout), who is basically about to give birth to a child she will have to raise on her own, with her. Police captain Beauty Cuba (Faith Baloyi) takes on the case of the murdered reverend and is soon on Natalie and Poppie’s trail. But Cuba has her own personal reasons to take the case, too.

There is a lot in Flatland that can and should be puzzled out – definitely not one that is immediately out of mind when you’re done with it. I didn’t like everything about it, but I definitely found it interesting.

The film poster showing Natalie (Nicole Fortuin) huddled over a horse's neck.
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