When :from Saturday 15 December, 2018 18:00 to Saturday 15 December, 2018 21:00
Type of event :Film projection
Where :UNESCO Headquarters, 125 Avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France
The Forgiven is a movie directed by Roland Joffé and based on the play "The Archbishop and the Antichrist" by Michael Ashton. The pre-screening will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 15 December 2018, in the presence of Forest Whitaker and Roland Joffé.
The Forgiven tells a story involving Archbishop Desmond Tutu's search for answers during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and his meetings with the fictional character Piet Blomfeld.
After the end of apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Forest Whitaker) is running the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and visits Cape Town's Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison to meet with Piet Blomfeld (Eric Bana), an ex-South African Defence Force officer and Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging member, to assess his candidacy for amnesty.
Blomfeld is a potential witness to murders committed during the time of Apartheid, particularly the murder of the teenage daughter of Mrs. Morobe, who begs the Archbishop to find answers about her missing daughter.
The Forgiven was screened at the London International Film Festival in October 2017 and was released in the United States of America on 9 March 2018.
By invitation only.