OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
DIRECTOR : Nicola Hanekom
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 85min
Nu Metro 4, 17 Oct @ 6.30pm | SK Nouveau 4, 11 Oct @ 8.30pm
Cut-Out Girls is the story of how six young women’s lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen. Kevin and Mike are young men trying to get ahead in the competitive world of tennis. When one of them discovers a dangerous key that can unlock their potential, things get out of hand. Their worlds become intertwined and spiral out of control. A small series of seemingly insignificant moments weave together with devastating consequences. In every moment lies a choice. The frightening truth is that we all can turn from ‘us’ to ‘them’. The trick, the prayer, the hope is that we won’t. Cut-Out Girls is inspired by the #MeToo movement and is a film about date rape aimed at creating social change.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Born in South African, Nicola Hanekom studied drama at the University of Cape Town and City Varsity. She has been a freelance actress, director and writer for the past twenty years. Her theatre work, produced by her husband, Grant Swanby through their company Haas & Kaas, includes a series of site specific productions Betésda’, ‘Lot’, ‘Babbel’, ‘Trippie’ and ‘Land van Skedels’. These together with her latest play ‘In glas’ have garnered twelve Kanna awards, eleven Fiësta awards, two ATKV writing awards and one Aartvark award. Nicola was also awarded the Eugene Marais prize for her collection of plays ‘Die pad byster’. She has written and directed two short films’, ‘Trippie’ and ‘Unspoken’. Her short, ‘Trippie’ won two Silwerskermfees awards. ‘Cut-Out Girls’ is her first feature film.