Black Butterflies


Release Date: March 02, 2012
Running Time: 100 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Biopic, Foreign


Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her government-censor father, the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter her life's course.


Carice Van Houten

Liam Cunningham

Rutger Hauer

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