Anant Singh announced today that Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has been selected as the 2013 Royal Film Performance and will take place on Thursday 5 December in London.
The Royal Film Performance is the principal fundraising event of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the trade charity for the UK film and television industries with Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II as patron. The Royal Film Performance is traditionally attended by members of the Royal family.
Anant Singh said: “We are thrilled that Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has been selected for the official Royal Film Performance this year, the first for a South African film. This prestigious endorsement of the film recognises the impact that Madiba and his status as a global icon, particularly in the United Kingdom.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom will be released nationally in South Africa on 28 November 2013, one week in advance of the Royal Film Performance.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is an Anant Singh presentation of a Videovision Entertainment production in association with Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathe, Industrial Development Corporation Of South Africa and National Empowerment Fund. It is directed by Justin Chadwick and stars Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto, Jamie Bartlett, and Deon Lotz. Music is composed by Alex Heffes with Music Contributions from Caiphus Semenya, Blondie Makhene and Dizu Plaatjies. The Co-Producers Robert Naidoo, Brian Cox, Vlokkie Gordon, Hlengiwe Makhathini with Executive Producers Cameron McCracken, François Ivernel, Geoffrey Qhena, Basil Ford, Philisiwe Mthethwa, Harvey Weinstein, Sudhir Pragjee and Sanjeev Singh, and Producer for Origin Pictures is David M. Thompson. Produced by Anant Singh, the film is based on Nelson Mandela’s Autobiography ‘Long Walk To Freedom’ with the screenplay by William Nicholson and it is directed by Justin Chadwick.