Mense van die Wind – Feature Film (Drama)


After the death of his fiancée, a dispassionate singer-songwriter moves back to his family’s farm to try and piece his life back together. There he gets a glimpse of what his future would have been like by witnessing his sister’s loveless marriage to an emotionless farmer, and finds hope in an abused young boy who he feels he can guide out of depression through his music.


Mense van die Wind is an Afrikaans drama that looks at one man’s search for hope after his world is turned upside-down after the death of his fiancée. His journey leads him to his childhood farm – a place he feels he can reconnect with his family and his land – and this will hopefully allow him to achieve some peace.


After the death of his fiancée in car accident, Louw van Riet, a popular Pretoria singer/songwriter, moves back into his boyhood room on his family’s farm, now operated by his sister and her husband. While isolated, he hopes to come to terms with the tremendous loss and slowly start rebuilding his life. He helps out on the farm and also befriends a young boy, Venter, who he believes is being abused at home and at school.

Development Status 

Funding Secured
In Pre-production

Scheduled for release in 2021

Foreign rights available for purchase

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