THE UNITED NATIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY TO BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG AND THE GOETHE-INSTITUT INVITES YOU TO THE SCREENING OF “INVICTUS” TO CELEBRATE "MANDELA DAY"
Thursday 15 July, 18:30
Goethe-Institut Brüssel, Rue Belliard 58 / Belliardstraat 58, 1040 Brussels
He was imprisoned 27 years for his heroic fight against apartheid. So what does Nelson Mandela do after he is elected president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives his oppressors and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (the National Board of Review’s 2009 Best Director choice) powerfully directs an uplifting film about a team and a people inspired to greatness. In a performance that won him NBR’s Best Actor Award and an Oscar nomination, Morgan Freeman portrays Mandela, who asks the national rugby team captain, Francois Pienaar (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Matt Damon) and his underdog squad to do the impossible and win the World Cup.
A brief introduction will be made by Mr. Thivhilaeli Makatu Counsellor, Bilateral at the South African Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg and Mr. Janos Tisovszky, UNRIC Deputy Director.
There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance by sending an e-mail with the subject “Mandela Day” to: [email protected]. NO registration e-mails will be accepted after 3pm 15 July.
NB: The film is in English with French subtitles. The film has a runtime of 134’.