Sanjeev Singh, Director of Acquisition and Distribution for Videovision Entertainment announced today that An Education, which was acquired for distribution in South Africa received three Academy Award Nominations in the categories: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Carey Mulligan) and Best Adapted Screenplay (by Nick Hornby). The film was released in South Africa last Friday, 29 January 2010 and has opened extremely well at the box office.
Set in London in the early 60s, An Education charts the journey of the bright and ambitious, Jenny who is on her way to Oxford, but feels stifled by her conservative parents and strict school, and yearns for a life of culture and sophistication. When she meets the smart and funny David, who is considerably older than her, those passions are engaged – along with several others – but her grades soon start to slip.
Commenting on the nominations, Sanjeev Singh said, “We are delighted with the three Oscar Nominations received by An Education. This is further affirmation of the film which received eight BAFTA nominations in the United Kingdom last month. Whilst we premiered An Education at the Durban International Film Festival last year, we held the release of the film as we were confident that it would receive Oscar and BAFTA nominations.”
An Education will be released in South Africa by Videovision Entertainment through United International Pictures (South Africa).