Black Butterflies | 2012

Foreign, Biopic
Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid ...more

Cast

... Ingrid Jonker

Actor

... Jack Cope

Actor

... Uys Krige

Actor

... Eugene Maritz

Actor

... Anna Jonker

Actor

... Abraham Jonker

Actor

... Marjorie

Actor

... Jan

Actor

... Nkosi

Actor

Company

Financier

Comet Film

Production Company

Cool Beans

Production Company

Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Financier

Production Company

NTR

Financier

Synopsis

Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her government-censor father, the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter her life's course.

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