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Lenteblom (springflower)

Shaun has been away from the farm where he grew up, for a lengthy period of time – undergoing training on a farm in the Northern Province. His long-time girlfriend, Karen awaits his return patiently. The same goes for his mother. The future holds big dreams and plans for the couple. But tough times lie ahead. With no- one to look after her, a simple evening out with a friend, Ita, becomes a night that changes the lives of a few people dramatically. No-one talks, but Karen suddenly locks herself away from the world. Shaun returns unexpectedly, and is offered a new position on the farm by Mr Coetsee. But he mysteriously struggles to achieve the simplest of get-togethers with his long-time girlfriend. Shaun’s mother tries to protect her only son by keeping him away from Karen. The whole community talks behind Shaun’s back whilst Shaun tries to win his way back into Karen’s world.
Shaun works hard in his new position – and is asked to be innovative. One suggestion is to bring an HIV/AIDS prevention theatre production to the farm. He manages this with aplomb. The presence of a gang – his old school buddy, Papsak and his mean bunch of friends, complicate matters. Lenteblom portrays the dilemma of a man in a community - struggling to stand up against the moral decay of our time.
Lenteblom is a story of hope, where love finds a way to blossom - even in the midst of pain, brokenness and evil.

  • Desmond Denton
    Director
    anderkant die stilte
  • Albert Maritz
    Director
    Uitvlucht (completed) 2016 Modder en Bloed (post-production) Isak Naude 2015 The Man with the Heavy Leg (Short) (completed) Stranger 2015 'n Man Soos My Pa Attie (2015) 2015 Die Pro Onderwyser 2015 Strikdas Jagter Vorster 2013 Damduikers, Dié Damduikers (Short) Oupa 2013 Donkerland (TV Mini-Series) Piet-Jan - Oud 2013 Verraaiers Carel-Jan van Aswegen (1953) 2012 Vloeksteen (TV Series) Zander Loods 2011 Winnie Mandela Dr. Chris Hattingh (uncredited) 2011 Skoonheid Willem Roodt 2011 Black Butterflies Bus conductor 2009 Greener Grass (Short) Venter 2009 Invictus Springbok Manager 2009 Ella's Mystery (TV Movie) Gottlieb Hartmann - Ellas Vater 2008 Feast of the Uninvited (TV Series) Wynand van Wyk 2007 'n Roos vir Mari (Short) Father 2007 To Be First (TV Movie) Philip Blaiberg 2007 Stellenbosch (TV Series) Man van toeriste 2 - Compromissen (2007) ... Man van toeriste 2 2007 The Color of Freedom Library security guard 2006 Orion (TV Series) Willie Nagel 2005 Charlie Jade (TV Series) Ellis - Thicker Than Water (2005) ... Ellis 2004 Cape of Good Hope Mr. Cross 2004 In My Country Farmer 2003 Eine Liebe in Afrika (TV Movie) Goren 1994 Arende Rev. Bloemfontein 1993 Friends Drunk man at wedding 1992 La mare aux crocodiles (TV Movie) Piet Swartz 1990 The Fourth Reich Rebel 1989 Circles in a Forest Younger Jozef Barnard 1989 Arende (TV Series) Rev. Bloemfontein 1988 Journey to the Center of the Earth Mago / Kepple / Lab Assistant 1988 Alien from L.A. Mago / Maintenance Worker / Evangelist / ... 1984 Boetie Gaan Border Toe! Sergeant
  • Desmond Denton
    Writer
    Anderkant die stilte, vaderland
  • Mauritz Grundlingh
    Producer
  • Brendon Daniels
    Key Cast
    four corners
  • Waldemar Schultz
    Key Cast
  • Mary Daniels
    Key Cast
  • Chris Majiedt
    Key Cast
  • Celeste Matthews
    Key Cast
  • Sherman Pharo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    drama, romance
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2024
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    Afrikaans
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Desmond Denton, Albert Maritz

Desmond Denton is an award winning filmmaker who walks with a strong vision of creativity on the one hand and the practical execution of it on the other; it’s where fantasy meets reality. Desmond is a South African born filmmaker currently residing between Cape Town, Washington DC and Moscow. His affair with film has been over twelve years in the making where he has directed and produced various productions. He studied BA film directing/ writing, honours in communication science and continued in post graduate psychology as well as Masters in writing. Desmond has been mentored by various acclaimed filmmakers

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Director Statement

Whether he lends himself to using moving images with music to captivate fans of a band or crafting a storyboard to create commercials for clients- Desmond offers lushly seductive imagery, heart rendering character based stories and creates new worlds through stories.

He asks for reinvention and through captivating films he turns on our curiosity into that which is sometimes overlooked. Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living” and for Desmond the true story lies in the unseen that which lurks beneath it all; the subtext. He shows us what truly lies behind the rich tapestry of visual delight.

Desmond has directed various commercials and feature films of which his first Anderkant die stilte, has won various awards and nominations at international festivals such as Monaco International, Cape Winelands International. These awards including best directed, produced and written. His second feature Lenteblom, which deals with the Virgin cure related to aids have been release successfully to over 10 000 farms across South Africa.

“ As a storywriter/ brand specialist I hold a hope for our continent to reassess the way we see ourselves, to present a new fresh story. We’ve been sidelined, belittled and misunderstood, but our time has come. It is time we share the stories of significance, of Africa’s potential and its people.”