|DVD Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom
Run time: 90 min
Genres: Animation | Drama | Family
Director: Regardt van den Bergh
Writers: Marita van der Vyver
Stars: Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Gys de Villiers, Anneke Weidemann
Meet Hanna a teenage girl and her unconventional family. Hanna’s family consists of Mana, her mother and painter. Her father, Gavin, a gay fashion designer. Hanna’s stepfather, Beyer’s a seasoned actor. Tibo, Hanna’s half brother. Then there is Amos who is eight and his brother the sixteen year old Yann, compliments of Beyer’s and ex wife Margot. Hanna creates imaginary characters, a reflection of her alter ego and a family the total opposite of her own. Hanna’s mother and stepfather takes the family on their delayed Honey moon that leads to a series of events, mishaps and family bonding. The end up stranded in a old country house, with no where to go and no one else to turn to but each other. Written by Anonymous
|Plot Keywords: afrikaans|
Country: South Africa
Release Date: 13 August 2010 (South Africa)
I must say we where pleasantly surprised by this movie. In general we don't like movies in the Afrikaans genre, however this story was different as well as the execution.
The plot is hard to explain, but it is about a dysfunctional family discovering each other while stuck in nature in a mountain cabin. (Not as cheesy as it sounds) The main character is a young girl who tries to plan a thriller novel, she comes up with crazy fantasies projecting them onto her family. These included her mom being eaten by a giant flower and her step father being electrocuted by a dentist tooth drill.
Anna-Mart is a colourful artist-hippie-mother and Gys plays a rugged, yet friendly and loving step-dad. Some of the children's acting has been found wanting. Seeing Helen in spandex was also a scream.
The special effects where done well as well as the lighting. Loved the use of ink as an effect.
If you like a bit of fantasy mixed with reality – this film is for you.