Carmen with a South African Twist

NYCO Poster of Carmen
Carmen clicks in Cape Town
[Daily Telegraph, 15 Mar 05]
British director Mark Dornford-May’s daring transposition of Bizet’s opera to a South African township has landed him a major film award – and a new wife. He talks to Jasper Rees
Last month, Mark Dornford-May stood on the stage of the Berlinale Palast at the climax of the Berlin Film Festival to accept the prestigious Golden Bear award. He is not the first British stage director to make an impact on his debut behind the lens. But he is easily the most improbable.
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