Quest for Love (South Africa: 1988)


Helena Noguiera

Cast list

Jana Cilliers
Sandra Prinsloo
Joanna Weinberg
Wayne Bowman
Andrew Buckland
Prince Mokhini
Lynn Gaines
Frances Ndlazilwana


Produced By: Shan Moodley (executive producer) Anant Singh (producer)


Set against political turmoil in Southern Africa, the film uses flashbacks to create a rhythm between Alexandra's memory and her current self-discovery, climaxing in her reunion with Dorothy. It is a complex structure, but Nogueira manages to create a film of emotional power, and presents us with three-dimensional lesbian characters - one experiencing conflicts regarding her role, the other at ease with herself and her sexual orientation.


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