An Act of Defiance

An Act of Defiance

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature.

Age limitations : 16+

An Act of Defiance(2017)

Country: The Netherlands, South Africa

Duration: 124 min


Genre: biography, politics
Director: Jean van De Velde 
Screenplay: Matt Harvey, Dominic Morgan, Jean van de Velde
Director of Cinematography: Miles Goodall
Editor: Sander Vos
Composer: Floris Verbeij
Cast: Peter Paul Muller, Antonietta Lowe, Sello Motloung, Shaun Venter

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations : 16+


In apartheid-ruled South Africa, a renowned lawyer struggles to hide his secret affiliation to the nation's chief resistance movement - as he takes on defending a group of its arrested members, including its leader, Nelson Mandela.

Rewards and nominations

  • Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival 2017 - Best Actress, Best Script
  • Mill Valley Film Festival 2017 - Audience Award
  • Nederlands Film Festival 2017 - Best Actor, Best Screenplay of a Feature Film