Films like Brazil's Oscar-nominated City of God (2002) and South Africa's Oscar-winning coming-of-age story Tsotsi
(2005) thrive on the threat of violence.
Now the experiences of the former soccer-playing activists on the island, where Nelson Mandela was also held, will be made into a film produced by Videovision Entertainment's Anant Singh, featuring Presley Chweneyagae ("Tsotsi
New South African film Tsotsi
has become a worldwide smash.
Other highlights include Jim Clark, the editor of Vera Drake, an appearance by Oscar-winning visual effects company The Mill, and a preview screening of Tsotsi
, a film recently nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Golden Globe awards.
Solihull film Society will be presenting Tsotsi
and The Apartment on Saturday at 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Solihull Arts Complex.
The rejigged Mouse House division set the tone by winning the foreign-language Oscar for its first release under new topper Daniel Battsek, the South African drama "Tsotsi
A raw but life-affirming film set in the grim townships of Johannesburg, Tsotsi
earned a best foreign feature gong at last week's Academy Awards - and rightly so.
Hood, who won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with Tsotsi
in 2005, came on board the hugely successful X-Men franchise to film the fourth installment, which is based on the Marvel comic books.
Solihull Film Society will be presenting Tsotsi
and The Apartment on Saturday, November 3, at 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Solihull Arts Complex.
Over the past eight years, BAFTA has delivered mainstream nods to "Life Is Beautiful," "All About My Mother," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Amelie," "The Warrior," "Talk to Her," "City of God," "The Barbarian Invasions," "In This World," "The Motorcycle Diaries," "House of Flying Daggers" and "Tsotsi
A thug from a South African township kidnaps a baby in the brilliant Tsotsi
Previously, pics could open up to a month afterwards, so last year the likes of "Capote," "Syriana" and "Tsotsi
" meant little to the viewing public when the prizes were handed out.