If you’re looking for something to do next weekend, then pop by Ster Kinekor and watch their latest independent release Meerkat Maantuig. It hits the big screens on the 16th March!
Gideonette de la Rey (13) is a timid young girl who lives with her parents in a small town. Her dad Gideon, a church minister, battles daily to allay his only daughter’s fears about the so-called curse of the Gideon de la Rey’s. Everyone in town knows about the curse, because throughout their family history every person who’d been given the name had died in a freak accident at a relatively young age. In order to show everyone once and forall that thyoung boy who’s ‘training’ to become an astronaut. While her grandfather builds Bhubesi a large Meerkat Moonship, the brave little boy slowly wins Gideonette’s trust and the two embark on a curious journey of wordless friendship that helps her to realise that you can’t hide from death. But, when fate hands her a final blow and she learns the real reason her grandfather was building Bhubesi the Moonship, her newfound strength is tested, she has to decide whether she’s going to let the curse consume her life or whether she’ll choose to defy it.
Age Restriction: 10-12PG H
Run time: 95 Mins
Cast: Anchen Du Plessis, Themba Ntuli, Rika Sennett, Pierre Van Pletzen.
Director: Hanneke Schutte.