Vaselinetjie – A Hit At The Box Office

‘Vaselinetjie’, the film based on Anoeschka von Meck’s award-winning youth novel was released on Friday 22 September in theatres countrywide.


Already a box-office hit by earning more than R1 million and has been seen by over 23 000 people to date. Besides winning the award for ‘Best Film’ at the 2017 kykNET Silwerskerm Festival, critics are full of praise for this must-see film.

Vaselinetjie, a white girl, is raised by her loving grandparents in an isolated town in the Northern Cape. However, when the welfare discovers Vaselinetjie isn’t the couple’s biological grandchild, Vaselinetjie is sent to a state orphanage in Johannesburg. There she has to adjust in a tough orphanage world and falls in love with the fiery Texan Kirby.

Director CornĂ© van Rooyen says: “I am astounded by the impressive viewers’ figures. Places like Paarl and the Garden Route were sold out all weekend. I’m also grateful for the amazing rave reviews by critics.”

Nicole Bond and Marguerite van Eeden make their film debuts as the young and older Vaselinetjie Bosman respectively. The cast also comprises Arno Greeff, Elzet Nel, Elani Dekker, Marise Loots, Anchen du Plessis, Daniah de Villies and veteran actors Royston Stoffels and Shaleen Surtie-Richards.

‘Vaselinetjie’, a film by The Film Factory in association with Red Letter Day Pictures, and produced by Danie Bester and Saskia Schiel, is NOW screening in theatres countrywide.

‘Vaselinetjie’ is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

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