Black Butterflies 

Black Butterflies


Black Butterflies is the riveting true life and love story of the talented young South African poet Ingrid Jonker, a strong-headed woman and disobedient white artist during the Apartheid regime. From an early age, Ingrid finds her freedom and solace in writing, whenever and wherever she can. Despite the love of many men and her relationship with the famous writer Jack Cope, no one can give Ingrid what she seeks. Rejected by her father, who worked as minister of censorship in the Apartheid regime of 1960s South Africa, she struggles to find a home and love. But it is not until Nelson Mandela reads one of her moving poems in his first speech to the South African Parliament that she finally receives recognition.

Directed by 

Paula van der Oest


Written by 

Greg Latter


  • Year 
  • 2010
  • Length 
  • 100'
  • Language 
  • English
  • World Sales 
  • Bavaria Film International
  • Distributor 
  • A-Film Distribution
  • Cast 
  • Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Graham Clarke
  • Producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Richard Claus, Michael Auret, Arry Voorsmit, Marina Blok (NTR)
  • Director of Photography 
  • Giulio Biccari
  • Editor 
  • Sander Vos
  • Casting 
  • Christa Schamberger, Ana Feyder, Jeremy Zimmermann, Job Gosschalk
  • Sound design 
  • Barry Donnelly
  • Art Direction 
  • Darryl Hammer
  • Film Music 
  • Philip Miller

    Credits are not contractual

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