Boy Called Twist – Exclusive Screening

The award-winning South African film, BOY CALLED TWIST directed by Tim Greene, will screen as part of a programme of events organised by the Charles Dickens Museum to coincide with the new exhibition, Ignorance and Want: the Social Conscience of Charles Dickens, which explores Dickens’ philanthropic outlook. Director Tim Greene has given us permission to screen the film (which is not currently on release in the UK) with the express wish that a donation is made to the MyLifE charity.

To present the film will be Carol Lee, author of A Child Called Freedom about the Soweto children’s uprising in 1976.


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

Region: All
Start Date: 04/02/2007
End Date:
Start Time: 12:00
Venue: Renoir Cinema
Venue Address: Brunswick Centre, Russell Square, London
Press Tickets: Not Specified
Sponsorship: Not Specified
Press Tickets:
Name: Simon Howarth
Phone: 020 7292 1692