Main Cast : Rutger Hauer - Abraham Jonker
Liam Cunningham - Jack Cope
Carice van Houten - Ingrid Jonker
Leon Clingman - Valkenberg receptionist
Screenplay: Greg Latter
Awards and Nominations:
2011 - Golden and Platin Film Awards Golden Film Award as Best Film
Plot: From her young childhood on, Ingrid Jonker already finds freedom and comfort in writing poems.
Rejected by her father, who is part of the Apartheid Government as a Minister of Censorship, Ingrid is in search for love and a home.
Many men are attracted to the beautiful and passionate young Ingrid and she is easily attracted to them too. At one stage in her life Ingrid has a relationship with two men at the same time: the famous and well known South African writers Jack Cope and Andre Brink. But unfortunately, neither of them can give Ingrid what she is looking for.
Her restless soul cannot find peace with any of them.
Notes: March 8th, 2010: 'Black Butterflies' had its first shooting day in Cape Town, South Africa. This film tells the story of the turbulent short life of the talented poet Ingrid Jonker, whose work only got recognition 29 years after her death. When Nelson Mandela in 1994 reads her poem 'Die Kind' during his first speech at the South African Parliament, a revival of interest in her work arises.
Official website: www.blackbutterflies.nl