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Top film Skin on DVD

By Patience Bambalele | Apr 20, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

International award-winning local film, Skin, is now available on DVD.

International award-winning local film, Skin, is now available on DVD.

The film, featuring some of the best actors, such as Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge and Ella Ramangwane, has so far won 20 awards since its release in July. The film is now available in local music shops.

Skin, which tells the story of a black woman born to white Afrikaner parents, has also done exceptionally well on the local circuit. It has matched some of Hollywood's best titles, such as The Tooth Fairy.

The film follows Sandra's 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing society. In the end Sandra triumphs against all odds.

In January the film won two awards at the MOSAEC Audience Excellence Awards. It took home the best international film award and won lead actress Sophie Okonedo the maestro award.

The MOSAEC Awards were determined by two weeks of on-line voting in which the public chose the winner from a list of nominees. The film's other international accolades include the Audience Award for best film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Best Narrative and Best Jury Awards at the Pan African Film Festival.

Skin also collected the Audience Award at the Afrika Film Festival in Belgium, Audience Award at the AFI in Dallas and the best feature film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

The film's other awards include the Circle Audience Award at the Film Fest in Washington DC. It was also voted the best South African film at the 7th Annual Tri Continental film festival last year. It was produced by Anthony Fabian, Genevieve Hofmeyr and Margaret Matheson. Anthony Fabian directed the film.


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