Saturday, September 17, 2011

Winnie

I went to see the world premiere of Winnie at Roy Thompson Hall. It is part of TIFF.
I must admit I am not a fan of Winnie Mandela or liberation struggles. However apartheid is stupid and I do admire Nelson Mandela's grace and dignity. The movie was very well done Jeenifer Hudson and Terrence Howard were both excellent. The filmmakers did not whitewash Winnie's crimes, but it was put in context. Winnie was jailed for many months in solitary and then exiled. In the end her husband divorced her. I hadn't expected to enjoy this movie, but I did. Most of the stars, except Jennifer Hudson were at the premiere. It was a Canadian / South African co production.

Watch the trailer here

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