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SA Director Darryl Roodt on his Movie 'Winnie'


Winnie director Darrell Roodt (Sarafina!; Cry, the Beloved Country) took some time out for an interview with blackfilm.com to discuss the film’s influences, distribution prospects, the rough edit screening at Cannes, Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard's preparation for their iconic South African roles and protests the film received from Winnie Mandela herself.

The controversial film featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in mid-September and has received mixed reviews from critics so far... 

"Fred Topel: How is a Winnie Mandela biography not some studio’s prestige awards season baby?

Darrell Roodt: Well, it’s an independent film. We made it independently because we wanted to make the film. It’s a very hard film to try and finance through a studio if you know what I mean, but hopefully a studio or whoever can just pick it up and try and get it further out there because I think it’s got some merits."

Full Darrell Roodt interview with Winnie images...