Saturday, April 23, 2016

A World Apart (1988) - (Barbara Hershey) US one-sheet

A World Apart (1988) - (Barbara Hershey) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1988 Chris Menges film A World Apart written by Shawn Slovo and starring Barbara Hershey as Diana Roth (Ruth First). Plot summary: Set in apartheid Johannesburg in 1963, this film tells the story from a teenage girl's point of view of the social ostracization suffered by a white activist family living in a comfortable suburb as they engage in political protest against racial injustice. The teenage girl is Molly Roth played by Jodhi May. The film was winner of the 1989 BAFTA award for best screenplay (Shawn Slovo), 1988 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress (tied between Jodhi May, Barbara Hershey and Linda Mvusi), 1988 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize (Chris Menges), Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (Jodhi May), New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director (Chris Menges) and Sweden's 25th Guldagge Awards Best Foreign Language Film.

Cast and crew: Chris Menges, Shawn Slovo, Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May, Chris Menges, Tim Roth, Jeroen Krabbe, Nadime Chalmers, Maria Pilar, Kate Fitzpatrick, Phyllis Naidoo, Linda Mvusi, Carolyn Clayton-Cragg, Yvonne Bryceland, Mackay Tickey, Merav Gruer, Albee Lesotho, Clement Muchachi



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