News Plot For Peace

SABC – Zuma thanks African countries for their support during apartheid

President Jacob Zuma has thanked African countries for their unreserved and unconditional support for the struggle that brought the apartheid regime to an end. ... Lire la suite

SUNDAY TIMES SOUTH AFRICA – French connection ‘right man for job’

The name Jean-Yves Ollivier rings few bells for most South Africans. Yet this unobtrusive, enigmatic and controversial Frenchman is the only person who has been decorated by both the National Party and ANC governments and was a key player in a remarkable prisoner exchange. ... Lire la suite

THE OBSERVER – ‘Monsieur Jacques’ reveals role in release of Nelson Mandela

Working in the shadows between the Marxist and apartheid regimes of Angola and South Africa, businessman Jean-Yves Ollivier helped broker changes that shook a nation. ... Lire la suite

PRESS TV – Iran to represent farewell to Mandela in documentary

An Iranian director is planning to make a documentary on the South African hero Nelson Mandela’s memorial proceedings and funeral ceremony. ... Lire la suite

SCREEN DAILY – Broken Circle Breakdown triumphs in Palm Springs

Lakshmi wins narrative audience award; Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia earns doc honours. ... Lire la suite

THE DESERT SUN – ‘Broken Circle Breakdown’ takes PSIFF best foreign film award

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has stepped it up this 25th anniversary year and Festival Director Darryl Macdonald — never one to encourage comparisons with other festivals — says it’s now ready to take its place among the world’s great film fests. ... Lire la suite

THE DESERT SUN – Palm Springs International Film Festival closes with ‘Le Week-End’

The Palm Springs International Film Festival celebrated its closing night at Palm Springs High School with a screening of the British film, “Le Week-End,” by director Roger Michell. ... Lire la suite

DAILY VARIETY – ‘Broken Circle Breakdown,’ ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Among Palm Springs Film Fest Winners

The Palm Springs Film Festival announced its juried awards winners Saturday, with the audience award to be announced Sunday.The FIPRESCI critics’ prize went to Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” while the FIPRESCI actor prize went to Mads Mikkelsen from Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt.” ... Lire la suite

ILKLEY GAZETTE – Full line-up for first ever Ilkley Film Festival announced – tickets on sale Monday

The inaugural Ilkley Film Festival, of which Dame Judi Dench is patron, opens its box office for ticket sales on Monday (January 13). The film festival will have more than 20 events and screenings which will transform Ilkley’s King’s Hall on Station Road and Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road, into working cinemas over the Valentine’s Day ... Lire la suite

TRINITY FILM – Plot for Peace

Plot For Peace is a documentary thriller that tells the true, untold story behind Nelson Mandela’s release from prison featuring a protagonist straight out of a John LeCarre novel. His name: Jean-Yves Ollivier, alias “Monsieur Jacques”. To some, such as South Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki, he was a mysterious French businessman and sanctions buster ... Lire la suite