october, 2017

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wed04oct7:00 pmFOR THE BIRDS (Vir Die Voëls)7:00 pm

Event Details

Director/Writer: Quentin Krog | 120-mins. | S. Africa | 2017 | Romantic Comedy | TRAILER

FOR THE BIRDS has won our 2017 EIFF Feature Film Award for Best International Drama.  Congratulations!

North American Permiere!  For its centenary celebration, The Afrikaans magazine, Huisgenoot, created a competition, requesting readers of the magazine to submit their own love stories. The best story was to be made into a film. FOR THE BIRDS is the result of that competition. Irma Humpel (Simoné Nortmann), an independent stubborn tomboy, finds herself in front of the altar next to Sampie de Klerk (Francois Jacobs), an extremely charming rugby player with a heart of gold and soft hands. She did everything possible to push him away, so how did she get here? Afrikaans with English subtitles.

Director Statement:
I enjoyed the entire filming process thanks to a phenomenal team. The scenes I most enjoyed directing are the moments between Irma (Simoné) and Sampie (Francois) who delivered consistent drama, romance and comedy. I’m excited thinking about the audiences about to watch my film in far off places and I hope this story brings them some laughter and love.

Production Company: The Film Factory
Official Website: http://thefilmfactory.co.za/virdievoels/
Age appropriate for: 14+ (Mature theme)
Language: Afrikaans


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