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Gaia

Gaia | Jaco Bouwer | ZA 2021 | 96 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Su,26.09.▸23:00
Schikaneder
Fr,01.10.▸23:00
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Park ranger Gabi steps on a foothold trap in the underbrush of the Tsitsikamma rainforest. When father-and-son survivalists Barend and Stefan bring her to their nearby hut, she thinks the worst may be behind her. But she soon realizes how wrong she was, as the two men seem religiously devoted to the forest and its inhabitants. Gaia is an eco-folk horror story overgrown with mushrooms, moss, and lichens. Director Jaco Bouwer stages his idiosyncratic, terrifying vision with sharp focus and the support of excellent special effects.

Jaco Bouwer
Bouwer, Jaco was born in South Africa in 1973. He studied Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch before switching to Theater. Jaco has since worked as an actor and director in theater, TV, and film, often tackling controversial topics and seeking to expose the artificial barriers that exist between and within cultures. His shorts include the award-winning I Love You Jet Li, Balbesit, and this country is lonely. His first feature film Gaia had its world premiere at SXSW.
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Language eOV
Cast Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi
Writer Tertius Kapp
Editing Leon Visser
Cinematography Jorrie van der Walt

Screenings

Filmcasino
Su,26.09.▸23:00
Schikaneder
Fr,01.10.▸23:00