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Ellen Pakkies film makes it to Rotterdam Film Festival

Pakkies made headlines after she was acquitted for strangling her son after his Tik addiction pushed her over the edge.

Picture: Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - A local film is on its way to the Rotterdam Film Festival later this year.

Ellen: Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies has been added to the event's programme.

The film delves into the inner psyche of a family ravaged by drugs and how a mother is tried for her drug addict son’s murder.

Director Daryne Joshua says he is delighted.

“The Rotterdam Film Festival is what they call a tier one festival. You can imagine how blown away I am that this little film from Cape Town got accepted into that festival.”

The movie is set for release on 7 September 2018.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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