Century Larkspur 3 Thu, Oct 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Lark Theatre Sat, Oct 12, 2019 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Country:South Africa
Running Time:117 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Jenna Bass
Producer:David Horler
Désirée Nosbusch
Alexandra Hoesdorff
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Screenwriter:Jenna Bass
Cinematographer:Sarah Cunningham
Editor:Jacques de Villiers
Cast:Faith Baloyi
Nicole Fortuin
Izel Bezuidenhout
De Klerk Oelofse
Eric Nobbs
Brendon Daniels
Clayton Evertson
Albert Pretorius
Kim Goncalves
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


Jenna Bass's third feature is an exuberant roller coaster ride through classic film genres: a female-centered action-packed road movie set against a vivid Western-style South African backdrop. Say what?! Natalie is a recently married Black South African forced to go on the lam after she kills someone in self-defense. Joining up with her BFF from childhood Poppie (in late-stage pregnancy and looking for some thrills), the two head for the hills via South Africa's semi-desert Karoo region, pursued by a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners Cape Town detective named Beauty Cuba who has secrets, and a mission, of her own. Featuring three strongly charismatic female protagonists, Flatland is a visually astounding nail-biting, breath-taking edge-of-your-seat thriller with a decidedly feminist slant. While it’s hugely entertaining, powerhouse writer-director Bass also deftly examines societal tensions regarding race and gender as all three protagonists face hostile (and criminal) treatment from white South Africans in their midst.

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Director Jenna Bass