Cape Town - What pushes a loving mother so far that she takes the life of her own child? Perhaps the trailer for Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies, based on the true story about the stormy relationship between a mother and her son, will shed some light on the issue.
The heart-wrenching story of Ellen Pakkies caught the attention of people around the globe when she was accused of murdering her drug-addicted son, Abie, in 2007. While the court case that followed kept people on the edge of their seats, the film adaptation promises to do the same, and so much more.
The film has already screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival on 27 January 2018 and was also chosen to compete at the 44th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) that took place from 17 May to 10 June 2018.
It was well received by festival goers and film critics, who have called it a phenomenal piece of art and a film that will change your life.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
The film releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 7 September.