South Africa is a country alive with stories, history, evolving themes and diverse characters. In recent years, the local movie industry has been producing work that stems from our uniquely South African environment, adding new voices and perspectives to the international movie industry. This week sees the release of Darrell James Roodt’s latest offering, Stilte.
Stilte is an Afrikaans romantic drama that follows the life of a young, beautiful and talented singer named Antoinette. Having experienced a tragic event in her personal life, Antoinette relocates to the quaint Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. Now living with relatives, she is unable to communicate in words and can only break her silence by writing in a notebook.
Stilte is the story of Antoinette’s journey back from that lonely, quiet world, and shows us how she is able- quite literally- to find her own voice once more.
The movie presents another great South African story, excellent filmmaking and a fantastic cast. Stilte will open to the public on 12 October 2012 as part of Ster Kinekor’s Absoluut Afrikaans film festival.