Director: Rolf de Heer
96 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Adelaide Film Festival favourite Rolf de Heer returns with his latest, a poetic, scorching work on race, identity, and the strength of will. In a cage on a trailer in the middle of the desert, BlackWoman (Mwajemi Hussein) is abandoned, left to die. But BlackWoman seems not ready. She escapes, journeying through pestilence and persecution, from desert to mountain and finally to city, on a quest for an unknown beginning. But the city is more uncertain even than the desert, and recaptured, BlackWoman must find another escape. Or does she?

Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival (2023), FEST International Film Festival (2023)


  • FIPRESCI Prize (Berlin International Film Festival, 2023)
  • Golden Bear Competition (Berlin International Film Festival, 2023)
Premiere World
Language Universal
Director Rolf de Heer
Producer Julie Byrne, Rolf De Heer
Writer Rolf de Heer
Cinematographer Maxx Corkindale
Editor Isaac Coen Lindsay
Music Anna Liebzeit
Cast Mwajemi Hussein, Deepthi Sharma, Darsan Sharma.