UCCA Beijing

Kentridge in Parallel: Apartheid on Film


Cinema Arts
Location:  UCCA Art Cinema
Language:  English with Chinese subtitles

"Kentridge in Parallel" is a series of screenings running throughout the exhibition at UCCA that puts the artist's works into conversation with historical, formal, and social referents.

A prominent theme in the works of William Kentridge, Apartheid is a dark chapter in the history of Post-WWII South Africa with a legacy that continues to influence the developing nation. Join us for the screening of two works by Kentridge (Memorial and Mine) and the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Grouped together, these films shed light on the forces eventually leading to Apartheid's collapse and reveal the psychic impact carried over from the period.

Ticketing & Participation:Free


*Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins.

* Please no late entry.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Director: Justin Chadwick

Writer: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela

Film Genre:Biography | Drama | History

Country: UK | South Africa

Language: English | Afrikaans | Xhosa

Release Date: 18 July 2014

Runtime: 141 min

Film introductions

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is a 2013 British-South African biographical film directed by Justin Chadwick from a script written by William Nicholson and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.

It is also a chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa