Skin premieres in SA


The first official South Africa/UK co-production, Anthony Fabian’s award-winning film, Skin, premieres in South Africa on 22 January.

Produced by South Africa’s Moonlighting Films with the UK’s Bard Entertainments and Elysian Films, Skin tells the poignant real-life story of Sandra Laing, a black woman born to white Afrikaner parents during apartheid.

The film stars Academy Award-nominated Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as Sandra,with Sam Neill (The Tudors, Wimbledon, Jurassic Park) and South African-born Alice Krige (Persuasion, Deadwood, Star Trek) as her parents. South African Tony Kgoroge (Invictus, Hotel Rwanda) co-stars.

Skin was shot entirely on location in and around Johannesburg and was financed through South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation, the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, UK film financier Aramid, and private investors.

Skin was included in Roger Ebert’s Top 10 Independent Films of 2009 and has won 10 awards on the international film festival circuit. These include: Best Feature at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and both Audience and Jury Awards at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival.

Skin was directed by Anthony Fabian and produced by Fabian, Genevieve Hofmeyr (Moonlighting Films) and Margaret Matheson. Simon Fawcett, Robbie Little, Laurence Paltiel, Alasdair MacCuish, Moses Silinda and Hellen Kalenga served as executive producers.


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