HBO is a for-pay premium channel available in the US which has spawned shows such The Sopranos and Sex & the City, as well as some really good joint-BBC ventures such as Rome & Extras.
They’ve teamed up with PBS to produce their latest original movie, Yesterday, a movie about a South African mother who’s contracted AIDS through her husband and is struggling to survive to see her daughter start school. It was filmed entirely in South Africa. The site includes a trailer.
Beautiful film, with all the rich saturation and emotion so completely typical of the South African landscape….we are both cursed and blessed.
Looking at those images and faces… I’m feeling incredibly homesick 🙁
That looks like an incredible story, and such a typical real-life South African story. So many South African parents struggle with the knowledge they will die before their kids are old enough to even feed themselves.
I wish the preview would work.
Completely unrelated – does anyone think Alan Cumming looks like Pee Wee Herman? And wouldn’t that be more fiiting if he was?