Weekend Post (South Africa)

Battling her demons


TESS. Directed by Meg Rickards. Starring: Christia Visser, Brendon Daniels, Nse Ikpe-Etim. Showing at: Bridge

THIS award-winning film produced by Paul Egan and Kim Williams of Boondogle Films is based on Tracey Farren’s Whiplash, an award-winning novel.

Tess (Christia Visser) is a sassy 20-year-old who lives off selling her body on the streets of Cape Town.

Desperatel­y trying to bury the skeletons from her past and escape from it, she depends on painkiller­s and her wry sense of humour for survival. When demons from her childhood keep tormenting her despite her tireless effort to get away, she is forced to face up to them and fight back in this hard-hitting and critically­acclaimed new South African film.

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