Toorbos explores the uprooting of a young forest woman during the time of the last forest inhabitants of South Africa’s Knysna forest of the 1930s. It tells the story between the intimate relationship of an initiated “forest woman,” Karoliena Kapp, in the heart of the forest and how the forest becomes an obstacle in her experience of the townsman she falls in love with.

Karoliena is coaxed into marriage, experiences the realities of progress, the growing power of money, the oppresion of nature and what it will take to stay true to herself.

Based on Toorbos (novel) by Dalene Mathee.



FPB Classification: 13 P S
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 120
Language: Afrikaans
Cast: Elani Dekker, Stiaan Smith, Ira Blanckenberg, Ivan Abrahams, Clare Marshall, Gretchen Ramsden
Director:  René van Rooyen

Music: Andries Smit