SHOWING EXCLUSIVELY AT THE IFI
We are delighted to welcome Jean-Yves Ollivier to a preview screening of this film on March 13th.
Jean-Yves Ollivier has the distinction of being bestowed honours by both the last stalwart of apartheid, P.W. Botha, and the first President of the new South Africa, Nelson Mandela. An enigmatic, discreet French businessman known as Monsieur Jacques, Ollivier used the influence he gained in southern Africa to play a big part in the release of Mandela, yet his noble motivations were questioned by some as he had no respect for the trade sanctions which were in place and his shadowy negotiations led some to believe he was a double agent.
Plot for Peace is a documentary thriller that tells Ollivier’s remarkable story for the first time, revealing a character worthy of John LeCarré. Contributions from key political figures from the region and anti-apartheid fighters confirm his contribution to the end of apartheid should not be either underestimated or neglected. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)
This film will open exclusively at the IFI on March 14th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 10th.