Promo Trailer for Jenna Bass' All-Female Western Adventure 'Flatland'

January 30, 2019
Source: YouTube

Flatland Trailer

"Poppie, you know what we're doing is dangerous?" In the midst of the winter film festival season, take a look at this stylistic drama arriving later this year. The Match Factory has debuted an international / promo trailer for an indie titled Flatland, the latest feature film directed by Jenna Bass (Love the One You Love, High Fantasy). This "contemporary western" is about the journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. It paints a vivid and unique portrait of femininity against a hostile frontier land and questions what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large. Faith Baloyi stars as Beauty Cuba, and a cast including Nicole Fortuin, Izel Bezuidenhout, Brendon Daniels, and De Klerk Oelofse. The film features a number of different languages, including English, following these three different women. This looks like something die-hard cinephiles will love, with some crazy footage thrown in.

Here's the official international trailer for Jenna Cato Bass' Flatland, direct from YouTube:

Flatland Film

The world of lonely, middle-age policewoman Beauty Cuba changes forever when she receives a call for help from Billy, the lost love of her life who has recently been re-arrested for murder. Beauty returns to her home town of Beaufort West, deep in the heart of the surreal landscape of the Karoo semi-desert and quickly learns that this case is not as simple as she thought. The real culprit of this accidental murder is a painfully shy young woman named Natalie who flees her small, rural town on horseback and teams up with her now pregnant childhood friend Poppie to outrun the law. Flatland is a journey of self-discovery for these three different but equally desperate women, painting a vivid and unique portrait of femininity against a hostile frontier-land and questions what it means to be a women in contemporary South Africa and the world at large. Flatland is both written and directed Jenna Cato Bass, director of the films Love the One You Love and High Fantasy previously, and co-writer on Rafiki. The film doesn't have any release dates or premieres set yet. For more info on the film, visit the official website. First impression? Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


It looks ok, on the first sight. But I need more to know what to think of it. Generally, I'm interested, but ...

shiboleth on Jan 30, 2019


Looks very challenging but good.

DAVIDPD on Jan 30, 2019


Yea, I want to see this film. I liked the trailer and the set up and I liked the photography and production design. Tried to research if it was shot on film or digital as it looks like film to me...but I couldn't find the answer.

thespiritbo on Jan 30, 2019

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