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Gaia Unclassified 18+

Director: Jaco Bouwer
Country: South Africa (2021)
Language: Afrikaans, English with English subtitles

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Mytho-pagan eco horror meets fungi-infused body horror in the primordial South African jungle.

Deep in the antediluvian forests of Tsitsikamma National Park, rangers Gabi and Winston are on a routine survey mission. When their drone inexplicably goes dark, Gabi sets out to retrieve it and the two get separated. Stumbling across a father and son who, long ago, retreated from modern life to live as one with nature, Gabi finds herself reluctantly drawn into their world. But there’s something implacable and all-consuming in the undergrowth … as Winston has already discovered.

Director Jaco Bouwer’s chilling environmental parable weaves Abrahamic mythology, fungal biology and supernatural scares into an atypical Mother Earth revenge narrative. This atmospheric and stunningly cinematic thriller’s DOP, Jorrie van der Walt, nabbed the ZEISS Cinematography Award at SXSW 2021, and it’s not hard to see why. Like a breathtaking pre-apocalyptic vision, Gaia will engulf and absorb you.

“A stunning assault on the senses … It lures you in with its awe-inspiring sense of wonder and mythical world-building.” – Bloody Disgusting

In Cinema

Sat 07 Aug 11:30 pm [15121]
Bubble (14 mins)
Gaia (96 mins)
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Sat 14 Aug 9:00 pm [23481]
Bubble (14 mins)
Gaia (96 mins)
Lido Cinemas 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi, Carel Nel, Monique Rockman
Director
Jaco Bouwer
Producers
Jaco Bouwer, Jorrie van der Walt, Louis du Preez, Tertius Kapp
Screenwriter
Tertius Kapp
Cinematographer
Jorrie van der Walt
Composer
Pierre-Henri Wicomb
Editor
Leon Visser
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: XYZ Films

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