South Africans can book tickets for the Huisgenoot Centenary film, Vir die Voëls from Tuesday 22 November onwards via Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro, which starts showing countrywide in South Africa on 25 November 2016. www.sterkinekor.com www.numetro.co.za.
The film’s official première on Thursday, 17 November 2016, and the special screening on Saturday, 19 November 2016 created a lot of excitement about this special project and the movie was adored by those who have already seen it.
According to El Broide from People Magazine it is one of the best Afrikaans films for 2016. “A beautiful love story with a twist. From the very first second of the film, it was clear that ‘Vir die Voëls’ wasn’t going to be your average romantic comedy”. http://elbroide.com/2016/11/18/review-vir-die-voels/
The film, Vir die Voëls, is based on the life story of Irma Humpel (Simoné Nortmann), a tomboy that finds herself in a wedding dress in front of the pulpit with the boy that teased her when they were children. She believed that independence was the only form of freedom until Sampie de Klerk (Francois Jacobs) caused her to rethink her convictions.
The narrative happens in the 1970’s. It is a nostalgic film about a wilful woman ahead of her time and a man with a strong character that believes a woman should be respected but that you can still fight for her love. This is a story about self-conflict and how to prevent circumstances and emotional baggage from spoiling your opportunities to happiness.
Vir die Voëls was produced by The Film Factory in collaboration with kykNET Films.
The cast also includes Elize Cawood, Nicola Hanekom, Neels van Jaarsveld, Drikus Volschenk, Leandry Smith, Liam Bosman, Lara Kinnear, Candice Kruger and Bennie Fourie.
The film will be released on 25 November 2016 and will be distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.