Cape Town - The trailer for the local award-winning drama Meerkat Maantuig has been released.
The film inspired by the youth novella ‘Blinde Sambok’ by well-known South African writer, Riana Scheepers won the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ at this year’s Silwerskerm Festival.
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.
The story centres on Gideonette de la Rey 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.
Watch the trailer here:
The film releases in SA cinemas, Friday 16 March 2018.