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The 1992 musical drama ‘Sarafina!’ selected for 2023 Cannes Classics


The 1992 musical drama ‘Sarafina!’ selected for 2023 Cannes Classics

The 1992 Musical drama Sarafina was announced for the 76th edition of the Cannes Film da Festival in France.

It has been three decades since Sarafina was created and has been selected for the 2023 Official Selection on the Cannes Classic.

Sarafina makes its return at the pageant which begins on May sixteen and runs till May 27.

In a declaration shared with reporters, The Cannes Classics used to be defined as a “section that recognises videos which are deemed to be works of nice which have contributed to the evolution of action photo arts and motivated the improvement of the movie enterprise in the course of the world”.

Sarafina! stars Leleti Khumalo, academy award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, Mbongeni Ngema, John Kani and Somizi Mhlongo with the screenplay via Mbongeni Ngema and William Nicholson.

The movie used to be produced with the aid of Anant Singh and directed by means of Darrell James Roodt.

“Keep talking to the children because they are going to fix it, they are going to make it happen, they are going to make change happen,” commented Whoopi Goldberg commented on the relevance of Sarafina! in today’s world.

Leleti said, “It is so exciting to be going back to the Cannes Film Festival. In 1992 we had a 20-minute standing ovation. What an amazing experience it was. I look forward to reliving that moment this year.”

Anant said: “It is exciting to be returning to the Cannes Film Festival with Sarafina! after 30 years. Being selected for Cannes Classics is a rare and coveted recognition. We are privileged and thrilled that Sarafina! has notched up another first by becoming the first South African film to be selected twice by the Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious festival in the world. The world premiere in 1992 sparked a renaissance of the South African film industry. Sarafina!’s return to Cannes celebrates the timelessness of our stories and I hope this will motivate a new generation of filmmakers.”

The 1992 musical drama ‘Sarafina!’ selected for 2023 Cannes Classics

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