PVR to release NDTV Lumière’s Nelson Mandela movie


MUMBAI: With Nelson Mandela celebrating his 90th birthday on 18 July, PVR Cinemas will screen Goodbye Bafana, a critically acclaimed film by Cannes award winning filmmaker Bille August.

The rights of the film has been acquired by NDTV Lumière.

The movie relives Nelson Mandela’s life and years of South African history. It stars Dennis Haysbert as Mandela and Joseph Fiennes as the white jailor.

PVR Cinemas will screen the movie from 18 July across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

The filming of Goodbye Bafana began in South Africa in April 2006 and showcases 30 years of South African history in 44 shooting days. The movie was shot in original locations and it takes you through the same corridors and cells that Mandela and his comrades were locked up in for nearly three decades.

The movie won the Peace Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2007 and was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Motion Picture.