A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, not long after, her mother is detained by the authorities. Some of Molly's White friends turn against her, and her family's friendships with Blacks take on new meaning. Relationships are fragile in the world of apartheid. How will she manage? Written by
South Africa, 1963. A mother's love. A family's courage.
Did You Know?
won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in this film. She won the same award in the previous year for Shy People
(1987), making her the only actress or actor (as of 2015) to win consecutive awards in Cannes for performance (though in A World Apart
(1988) she shared the award with her two female co-stars). See more
[inside her cell, shouting and smashing objects
No books? No books?
Written by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
and Norman Gimbel See more