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33 Ratings

A World Apart

Directed by Chris Menges
Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, 1988
Drama, History


Based on a true story, political drama set in 1963 Johannesburg, about an anti-apartheid activist and her 13-year-old daughter. Winner of three prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including Best Actress for Barbara Hershey and the Grand Prix.

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A World Apart Directed by Chris Menges

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1988 | 3 wins including: Best Actress

Independent Spirit Awards

1989 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

BAFTA Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Screenplay - Original

1989 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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