Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1974
Boesman et Lena [Réal: Ross Devenish]
Ross Devenish
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Réalisateur(s) : Ross Devenish
Avec : Athol Fugard, Athol Fugard, Yvonne Bryceland
Durée : 102
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Réalisateur : Ross Devenish

avec : A. Fugard et Y. Bryceland

Le film BOESMAN AND LENA est adaptée d’une pièce de théâtre éponyme d’Athol Fugard (Afrique du Sud), écrite en 1969.

Ce film est la première adaptation au cinéma, avanat la version de John Berry en 2000.

English

A mixed-race couple takes to the road when their shanty is demolished. Laden with a bizarre collection of thrown-out objects they come, at last, to the desolate mudflats of the Swartkops River and set up a makeshift home. Boesman, savage and bitter, has grown up thinking of himself as white man’s rubbish. Lena, the target of his brutality, refuses to believe that she is worthless. This gritty film, the earlier of two adaptations of Athol Fugard’s famous play (this one starring Fugard himself), depicts a world in which every movement is monitored, controlled, and regulated, and every small privilege hard-won and precious – a world in which any kind of freedom is a valuable commodity.

BOESMAN AND LENA
by Ross Devenish
1973, 102 minutes, 35mm

Director: Ross Devenish

Writer: Athol Fugard

Stars: Yvonne Bryceland (Lena), Val Donald-Bell and Athol Fugard (Boesman)

Country: South Africa
Language: English
Runtime: 102 min
Sound Mix: Mono
Color: Color


Filming Locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Production:
Bluewater Productions

Distributors
– Fiction Film & Television Limited
– New Yorker Films (1976) (USA)