The multiple award-winning Afrikaans fantasy love story Die
Windpomp will feature at the Long Beach International Film Festival in New
York. Die Windpomp will be screening amongst 50 internationally
acclaimed films that will compete for a series of Jury Festival Honours and
Audience Awards from 24 to 27 September 2015.
Producer Chris Roland of ZenHQ Films explains, “Die Windpomp
screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The organisers of the Long Beach Fest
saw the screening, and invited us to submit. We’re thrilled to have been accepted.’
Producer Lee-Ann Cotton adds, “This very special film is spreading quickly by word
of mouth and is proving to be popular with the American viewers.’
Die Windpomp screened for the first time in the US at the Sonoma
International Film Festival in California earlier this year. Like at Sonoma, Die
Windpomp will screen under its English title The Windmill.
Written and directed by Etienne Fourie, the film revolves around a summer romance
between Hendri (Armand Greyling) and Margot (Leandie du Randt), two young
people living in a retirement village, with an unexpected twist.