Fliekvlooi Floris’ movie review: ‘Blindelings’ drama captivating for viewers


Blindlya new Afrikaans psychological thriller movie starring Donnalee Roberts, tells the story of René, a visually impaired pianist with synesthesia, who is harassed on several occasions.

It begins with a nightmarish experience that René has backstage one night after a performance, and then when she accompanies her husband, Jan Paul (Jacques Bessenger) to a remote farmhouse for a hunting weekend.

Shortly after they arrive at the farm, René realizes that all is not well. She is terrorized by someone who tries to play all kinds of games with her, but René does not let her down.

The idea for Blindly stems from people who often trust others easily, or rather blindly.

“During the pandemic, we had many conversations about how easily people trust blindly,” Donnalee told RNews during the movie’s premiere.

Blindly was introduced during this year’s kykNET Silver Screen Festival in Kampsbaai. With this movie, the actor couple, Roberts and Ivan Botha, continue their work as filmmakers.

Botha directed and the script was written by Botha, Roberts and Ernst van Wyk (Quickly) wrote. Other actors in the cast include Ludwig Binge and Wilhelm van der Walt. Charl-Johan Lingenfelder composed the soundtrack and Tom Marais was the cinematographer.

The movie is available on BoxOffice on DStv.

Check out Floris Groenewald’s review here Blindly: