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Boesman and Lena

Directed by John Berry
France, South Africa, 2000


Homeless and impoverished, a South African couple suffering under the oppression of apartheid finds a place to settle down for the night in this acclaimed adaptation of Athol Fugard’s play.

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Boesman and Lena Directed by John Berry

Critics reviews

…One striking way that Boesman & Lena – a French-South African production filmed exclusively in Cape Town — differs from the others is in its unabashed theatricality, which gives it an experimental flavor. This theatricality is one reason Boesman & Lena can’t be regarded as an unqualified success, but formally it’s the most adventurous Berry film I know — and it’s remarkable that he made it at 82. He died as he was finishing it.
February 02, 2001
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