Mandela’s daughters left cinema after being told their father was dead just moments before Royal premiere attended by Kate and William started. Then gasps and silence when …
The only thing that I could not figure out was why Nelson appeared to age, but Winnie did not. After the fifty or so years covered, Nelson was grey and somewhat withered and Winnie looked like she was still in her 30s going to day spas. Elias Koteas (SVU) was very good in his supporting role as the relentless official De Vries. The movie seemed to get off track when Winnie took control and the infighting began.
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Mandela is played by the British actor Idris Elba in the film, which is set to debut in theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day. The movie is being distributed by the Weinstein Co. and was directed by Justin Chadwick. It has already built some momentum during its limited release. Launched in four theaters on Nov.
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Mandela film due Dec. 25
Then gasps and silence when producer announced it at end of the film Zindzi and Zenani Mandela spoke on red carpet before film about how she was ‘hoping to see more’ of her father She was told moments later that 95-year-old had died peacefully at home, prompting screams in the auditorium Appeared jovial before screening but later seemed overcome, suggesting she was told father was close to death Duke and Duchess of Cambridge informed of his death discreetly by an aide shortly before the end of the film Rest of audience told after movie when film’s producer, Anant Singh, got up on stage to announce the ‘sad news’ The Queen today expressed her shock at Mr Mandela’s death coinciding with the premiere of the movie PUBLISHED: 14:42 EST, 5 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 EST, 6 December 2013 1,146 shares
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How Nelson Mandela Affected South Africa’s Film Industry
Among them are Clint Eastwood’s 2009 drama Invictus, in which Morgan Freeman plays Mandela himself, 2012 comic-book adaptation Dredd, Safe House with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and upcoming release Mad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. TV shows have also started shooting in South Africa, such as Michael Bay’s Black Sails for Starz, which is set up at Cape Town Film Studios. When the Cannes film festival closed this year with French crime drama Zulu, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, South Africa added its latest feather to its cap. The foreign production boom has been feeding the South African production industry in recent years. But it has also started to spill over and boost domestic filmmaking, with homegrown films now reaching a bigger audience. South African producer and Spier Films managing director Michael Auret said: “Nelson Mandela