Palama Productions will debut their latest feature film Dis ek, Anna at
the Durban International Film Festival, which runs until 26 July.
Based on the fictionalised autobiographical best-sellers Dis ek, Anna
and Die Staat teen Anna Bruwer by Anchien Troskie, written under the
pseudonym Elbie Lotter, and adapted for screen by Tertius Kapp, the film is
produced by Niel van Deventer (Suurlemoen, Anderkant Gister) and
directed by Sara Blecher (Ayanda, Otelo Burning). Dis ek,
Anna is being released by Times Media Films and will open at cinemas
across the county on 30 October 2015.
The film is a harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of a young woman who finds
the strength to pick up the pieces of her shattered world and forge a new life. Anna
Bruwer is sexually abused by her stepfather over a period of eight years. Unable to
confide in anyone, she is rendered voiceless and inhabits a shadow world of shame,
foreboding and secrecy, until she is finally able to break free from her tormentor.
Dis ek, Anna stars well known Afrikaans actors such as Charlene
Brouwer in the title role with Marius Weyers, Nicola Hanekom, Izel Bezuidenhout,
Morne Visser, Eduan van Jaarsveldt and Drikus Volschenk. Rounding out the cast is
Dawid Minnaar, Elize Cawood, Hykie Berg, Kara van der Merwe and Fezile Mpela.