Miriam Makeba, Lileti Kumalo, and Whoopi Goldberg attend the Sarafina red carpet premiere! At the Cannes Film Festival in 1992.
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- Sarafina! Producer Anant Singh announced that French media and entertainment giant TF1 Studio/Newen Studios will represent the film for international sales.
- The film was selected in the Cannes Classics category and was shown on Sunday, 31 years after its premiere at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
- “Today there are many opportunities to screen the film, also with students and schools, allowing us to reach a whole new generation of audiences,” Singh said of the deal.
after examination Sarafina! In the official selection of Cannes Classics On Sunday, producer Anant Singh announced that French media and entertainment giant TF1 Studio/Newen Studios will represent the film for international sales.
The film is produced by Singh, directed by Darrell James Roodt, and stars Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg; Lilit Kumalo, Miriam Makeba Mbongen, N’Djema, John Kani, Soumesi Mhlongo; With a screenplay by Mbongeni Njema and William Nicholson.
Commenting on the deal, Singh said, “It is wonderful that the relationship that began with our partnership in 1992 with Les Films Ariane, now part of TF1 Studio, a subsidiary of Newen Studios, continues with the film now distributed by Newen Connect. Today, There are many opportunities for film releases, including IMAX but also with students and schools, allowing us to reach a whole new generation of audiences in cinemas and other media and generating revenue and viewing across platforms across regions of the world.
TF1 Studio is proud and honored to partner with Vision Entertainment for distribution Sarafina! Around the world, added Natalie Tolza-Madar, CEO of TF1 Studio.
“The film’s remarkable beauty and the values it conveys will appeal to a new audience, especially young people. The glorious return of this fine film to Cannes is the beginning of a great adventure. The know-how of the Newen Connect distribution team will be an invaluable asset in supporting buyers around the world.”
Singh and Kumalo attended the Cannes Classics show on Sunday and were accompanied by South Africa’s Deputy Ambassador to France, Minister Plenipotentiary Nthapsing Makwa.
The five-minute film received a standing ovation.
See the red carpet photo here:
Anant Singh and Lilit Kumalo on the red carpet at Sarafina! At the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Singh said, “It was a great show Sarafina! With Leleti in Cannes 31 years after its creation. The audience included people who attended the screening in 1992, but I was pleased with the reaction of people who saw the film for the first time and were clearly moved. It’s a testament to our film and the many creative partnerships that have ensured it reaches younger audiences three decades later. »