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A World Apart (1988)

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Far Flungers

A world of apartheid and apartness

Sometimes people learn a hard life lesson about their world when they are young and innocent. Molly, a young white South African girl in "A World Apart" (1988), learns it in a way far more hurtful than usual. She wants her normal comfortable life to resume again, but her world is Johannesburg in the 1960s. She begins to grasp lots of injustices in her world, even while confused and hurt a lot by her parents as well as what happens to her and her family.

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Festivals & Awards

“A World Apart” Debuts at Cannes

Cannes, France – After a slow opening week of generally disap­pointing entries, the Cannes Film Festival was electrified last weekend by “A World Apart,” a powerful story about the relationship between a 13-year-old white South African girl and her mother, an anti-government activist. One screening of the film was followed by a five-minute ovation.