by Jenna Bass
When her disastrous wedding night leads to an accidental killing, Natalie flees her husband and her small, rural town in South Africa’s desolate Karoo region. Reuniting with her rebellious best friend Poppie, who is heavily pregnant, the two young women escape together on horseback across the endless winter landscape. Hot on their trail is Captain Beauty Cuba, a lonely policewoman intent on proving the innocence of her long-lost fiancé, who has been framed for Natalie’s crime. The fate of these three different, yet equally desperate, South African women will eventually converge as they ride towards self-discovery in the face of the ever-present threat of violence, psychological as well as physical.
Jenna Bass is a South African writer, filmmaker and former ma- gician. Her award winning films include the short, THE TUNNEL (2010), and the collaboratively-created features LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE (2014) and HIGH FANTASY (2017), which have screened around the world, including at the Sundance, Berlinale and Toronto Film Festivals. Together with, Wanuri Ka- hiu, Jenna co-wrote the coming-of-age romance, RAFIKI, which premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2018. FLATLAND is Jenna’s third feature film as a director and writer.
2017 HIGH FANTASY
2014 LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE
De Klerk Oelofse
Writer/Director Jenna Bass
Producer David Horler
Producers Désirée Nosbusch, Alexandra Hoesdorff, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Co-Producer Titus Kreyenberg
Director of Photography Sarah Hartinger
Editor Jacques de Villiers
Costume Designer Chantell Lungiswa Joe
Original Music Bao-Tran Tran "Mobilegirl"
Casting Belinda Kruger, Monique Murray du Plessis
format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 117 min.
original language Afrikaans, English