An Old Wife’s Tale

Director: Dumisani Phakathi
Country:  South Africa
Year: 1999
Running Time: 26 min.
Language: English


In this sharp comedy, Hendrik, an Afrikaner, decides to exercise his constitutional rights and enter into a polygamous marriage, like his Xhosa farmhand, Lucas. Hendrik’s dreams become reality when a recently widowed friend comes to visit, and much to his surprise, his jaded wife approves of the new arrangement.