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SUNDANCE 2017 France

Pascale Lamche lifts the veil on Winnie


- The film, which takes a look back at the life and career of Winnie Madikizela Mandela, will have its world premiere in Park City, in the World Cinema Documentary competition

Pascale Lamche lifts the veil on Winnie
Winnie Madikizela Mandela in Winnie

Winnie Madikizela Mandela is a globally renowned political figure, whose rise and fall weave a truly epic but tragic story, and whose extreme career rich in feats of arms and grey areas holds a revealing mirror up to modern-day South Africa. Now, the second wife of Nelson Mandela is the subject of the documentary Winnie [+see also:
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 by Pascale Lamche, a French executive production that will be premiered in the World Cinema Documentary competition of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival (19-29 January next year).

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"For the first time, this movie pieces all the parts together and reveals her immense contribution to the struggle to bring down Apartheid from the inside, by blending intimate insight from Winnie and those who were closest to her, as well as testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to lead a revolution," the director states.

Produced by Christoph Jörg for Paris-based outfit Pumpernickel FilmsWinnie was co-produced by ARTE G.E.I.E., Dutch firm Submarine, South Africa’s Big World Cinema and Finnish company IV Films, with backing from the CNC, the Procirep/Angoa and Creative Media. The film, which has been pre-purchased by Ikon (the Netherlands), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), RTS (Switzerland) and Radio Canada, is being sold overseas by Israel’s Cinephil.

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(Translated from French)

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