Saturday, January 16, 2010

Movie Commentary: PUNCTURED HOPE

16 Jan 2010 03:45 Africa/Lagos

Movie Commentary: PUNCTURED HOPE

SANTA MONICA, CA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The last scheduled screening of PUNCTURED HOPE in Los Angeles is taking place tomorrow, January 16th @ 11:00 AM at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica (2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd.). Academy Awards(R) members, in particular, are urged to attend. A Q&A period with Director Bruno Pischiutta and Producer Daria Trifu will follow the movie.

PUNCTURED HOPE is an English language feature film shot entirely in Africa. The actors are all professional Ghanaian and Nigerian actors. The motion picture showcases one of the best and most accurate representations of the African Black Magic displayed on film. Tomorrow's screening gives the chance to more Los Angeles residents to see this unique and powerful film. They will also have the chance to see the African style of acting, which is, of course, very different from the Hollywood one.

Until today, this film's viewers generally agree that the direction (Bruno Pischiutta) is spectacular and brilliant; the photography (Carmelo Dodaro) is excellent, the editing (Bruno Pischiutta) is impeccable and the music score (David Brandstatter) is monumental. The incredible interpretation of Belinda Siamey, leading actress, is unforgettable. Actor Ruffy Samuel Quansah, one of the lead male actors in the film, is a 2009 African Movie Academy Awards Nominee. Quansah and many of the actors playing in PUNCTURED HOPE were students of the Toronto Pictures Film Academy of Ghana prior to joining the cast of the film.

PUNCTURED HOPE is an Academy Awards(R) Qualified Feature Film for nomination consideration as 'Best Picture'.

Already nominated by the Political Film Society as Best Film Expose & Best Film on Human Rights of 2009, PUNCTURED HOPE stands in great company alongside films such as INVICTUS, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, AVATAR, THE YOUNG VICTORIA, DISTRICT 9, THE HURT LOCKER, THE INFORMANT, THE COVE, STATE OF PLAY, A WOMAN IN BERLIN.

An excerpt from the "Movie Commentary: PUNCTURED HOPE" article written today by Monica of A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MONICA!! Blog: (... This film is here to wake us up, as you watch it you keep thinking that this is maybe a memoir of an event of a cruel tradition that existed many, many years ago. Deep down you wish, it was one of those historic films, but unfortunately it's not. You will not walk out as the same person that walked in; if you are anything like me you will be wanting to take action to help abolish something so cruel. ...) To read the entire article, please go to:


A Company with a conscience - About Toronto Pictures (PINK: TTOPF): Targeting a global audience, Toronto Pictures explores different cultures and addresses controversial issues of our time in a dramatic format. Toronto Pictures develops and releases Hollywood standard, 35 mm feature films that provoke thought, not violence.



Source: Toronto Pictures Inc.

CONTACT: Daria Trifu, (647) 296-3459,

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