Thursday, May 27, 2010

Life, Above All Wins Prix François Chalais!

Last week, I wrote about the accolades that Life, Above All--a film based on Allan Stratton's novel Chanda's Secrets--was getting at Cannes. And now there's more: the film has won the prestigious Prix François Chalais! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Here's a picture of some of the cast and crew (taken from Allan's blog). Left to right, front: Harriet Manamela (Mrs. Tafa), Khomotso Manyake (Chanda), and Lerato Mvelase (Mama). Back: Greg Buckle (South African producer), Oliver Stoltz (German producer), Allan Stratton (author), Dennis Foon (screenwriter), and Oliver Schmitz (director). For more pictures of the cast, Cannes, and Roger Ebert, and much more, visit Allan Stratton's blog!

Here's the official trailer for Life, Above All:

And here's the trailer for Chanda's Secrets (the book, not the movie!):

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