The multiple award-winning and much loved Afrikaans fantasy love story Die Windpomp will feature at the Long Beach International Film Festival in New York. Die Windpomp will be screening amongst 50 internationally acclaimed films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honours and Audience Awards from 24 to 27 September 2015.
Producer Chris Roland of ZenHQ Films explains, “Die Windpomp screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The organisers of the Long Beach Fest saw the screening, and invited us to submit. We’re thrilled to have been accepted.” Producer Lee-Ann Cotton adds, “This very special film is spreading quickly by word of mouth and is proving to be popular with the American viewers.”
Die Windpomp screened for the first time in the US at the Sonoma International Film Festival in California earlier this year. Like at Sonoma, Die Windpomp will screen under its English title The Windmill.
Written and directed by Etienne Fourie, the film revolves around a summer romance between Hendri (Armand Greyling) and Margot (Leandie du Randt), two young people living in a retirement village, with an unexpected twist.