Good Madam (Mlungu Wam)


Good Madam is an eerie psychological thriller about Tsidi, a single mother who is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white !Madam #$ As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, the sinister spectre of ‘Madam’ begins to stir.

Screenplay: Jenna Cato Bass, Babalwa Baartman

Cinematography: Jenna Cato Bass

Editing: Jacques de Villiers

Cast: Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu

Producer: Babalwa Baartman, Jenna Cato Bass, Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings

Production: Fox Fire Films, Sanusi Chronicles, Causeway Films

Jenna Cato Bass

South African writer, filmmaker. Her award-winning films include “High Fantasy” (2017), which have screened around the world, including at the Sundance, Berlinale and Toronto Film Festivals. Together with Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna co-wrote the coming-of-age romance, “Rafiki”, which premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2018. Her third feature as director and writer, “Flatland”, was the opening film of the 2019 Berlinale Panorama. Jenna also teaches Directing and Screenwriting at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

MENA Premiere

South Africa

Fiction, 2021, Color, 92 min

Film Information

isiXhosa, English


Jenna Cato Bass