To present the film will be Carol Lee, author of A Child Called Freedom about the Soweto children’s uprising in 1976.
BOY CALLED TWIST [NC]
Director: Tim Greene. Starring: Jarrid Geduld, Tertius Swanepoel, Goliath Davids. South Africa 2004. 115 mins.
Growing up in the dusty wastes of the Swartland and sold from an orphanage into child labour on the farms, and later to a rural undertaker, Twist finally takes his fate into his own hands and escapes to Cape Town. Beautifully shot with touching performances, this is a relevant adaptation to Dickens’ masterpiece.
Cannes Official Selection, Cinema du Monde
The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London www.dickensmuseum.com