treurgrond
About

Status - Now On DVD

Studio - Valhalla Productions

Director - Darrell Roodt

Producers - Andre Frauenstein, Samuel Frauenstein, Christianne Bennetto, Dries Maree

Screenplay - Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo

Genre - Drama

Language - Afrikaans with English Subtitles


Synopsis

Through soil we become connected, our lives intertwine like roots deep down beneath the earth. It is from the soil that we grow and it is the soil that ultimately becomes our resting place. To farm is to understand the volatility of soil. The soil provides, heals and restores, but the soil also takes.

Without the farmer there will be no produce, but without soil there will be no life. When the farmer becomes threatened, so does the land.

Treurgrond tells the painful story of a farming community in South Africa trying to survive the numerous farm attacks confronting farmers almost every day. These gruesome acts affect not just those closely related to the victims, but set in motion a chain of events.

Amidst the pressure and anxiety increased by the growing number of farm murders, Lukas Van Staden tries to protect his family, his friends and his farm.

Treurgrond digs deeper into a world where relationships, regret, revenge and forgiveness are brought together by one circumstance from which hope and heeling rises.

If one farm attack has such a massive impact on a community, what about all those we never hear about?

Cast
  • Steve Hofmeyr
  • Erica Wessels
  • Jana Strydom
  • Shaleen Surtie-Richards
  • Andre Frauenstein
  • Barbara-Marie Immelman
  • Boikie Pholo
  • Richard Lukunku
  • Graeme Kriega
  • Deon Coetzee
  • Richard van der Westhuizen
Target Audience

WC

LSM 7-10

25+

40% Female / 60% Male

Accolades

2015

Afrikaanse Films

  • Film of the year
  • Darrell Roodt: Director of the year
  • Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo: Writer of the year

Showcased at the Silwerskerm Film Festival TAU South Africa

  • Producer, Andre Frauenstein, received accolade
  • Writer, Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo, received accolade

2015/2016 Screened twice at Belgian Parliament

 

2016

SAFTA Awards

  • Jana Strydom: Nominated for Best Lead Actress
  • Sharleen Surtie-Richards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress

Huisgenoot Tempo

  • Nominated Best Film of the Year

Richard Harris International Film Festival (Ireland)

  • Winner Best Feature Film

 

2017

RapidLion Film Festival

  • Steve Hofmeyr: Nominated for Best Lead Actor
  • Jana Strydom: Nomnated for Best Lead Actress
  • Darrell Roodt: Nominated for Best Director
  • Pierre Smith: Nominated for Best Cinematography

 

2018

Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Nominations

  • Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo: Best Original Screenplay of a Foreign Language Film
  • Pierre Smith: Best Cinematography in a Foreign Language Film
  • Darrell Roodt: Best Director of a Foreign Language Film
  • Jana STrydom: Best Supportin Actress in a Foreign Language Film
  • Best Foreign Language Feature Film

To be screened 12 August 2018 in Amsterdam

 

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2018

Nominations

  • Best Foreign Language Feature Film
  • Best Lead Actress in a Foreign Language Film
  • Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Foreign Language Film
  • Best Cinematography in a Foreign Language Film
  • Best Editing of a Foreign Language Film

Distribution:

  • Times Media Films
  • Free Dolphin International - China

Cinema: 42 Screens

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