Thursday, August 11, 2016

“Alison - a story of monsters, miracles and hope” has arrived at Nu Metro cinemas



IT’S INSPIRATIONAL. IT’S UPLIFTING. IT’S TOUGH. IT’S TESTAMENT OF THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. IT’S THE REMINDER OF THE GOOD PEOPLE THAT’S STILL OUT THERE. 


A South African film about Alison's miraculous survival after an unimaginably brutal attack and rape in 1994. 
For the trailer, click here.

Showing at Nu Metro cinemas Canal Walk, V&A, Clearwater, Emperors, Pavilion, Hyde Park, Walmer Park, Menlyn Park, Woodlands, and Welkom from 12 August 2016.

This film has won awards, sold out at festivals and is averaging 4 out of 5 stars from the country’s toughest and most well respected critics:

Nadia Romanos from 5FM Radio's 'Weekend Breakfast Show': 5/5 stars.

Leon van Nierop, RSG Fliekrubriek: 8/10
  
Marianna Malan, Die Burger Netwerk24: 4 stars
"Die keuse om die geweld en die gebeure self te onderspeel en die positiewe in die kollig te plaas maak van die rolprent meer as net ’n onvergeetlike ondervinding. Dit voel asof jy jou eie klein deeltjie van Alison se moed en deursettingsvermoë saamvat huis toe. Dis ’n rolprent oor ’n buitengewone vrou wat op ’n baie dapper manier aangepak en verfilm is. Wonderwerke is gelukkig nog deel van die lewe."


Theresa Smith, The Argus / IOL: 4 stars
"Alison has turned what she went through into a story she can use to hopefully change how other people live their lives – her message is that everyone has the potential to be the hero they need to be. The documentary is frank and chilling. Yet, it is also surprisingly warm and inspirational. It is not about the attack, it is about Alison the person and how she went on with life, and how she tries to help other people do the same."


Katie Reynolds review, The Callsheet:
"Uga Lisa Carlini draws out Alison’s emotional struggle as if drawing poison from a snakebite. We see Alison confront the tangible objects of her torture from that night, and discard them as if cleaning out the ghosts from your cupboard and setting them alight. Visceral testimonies from her doctors and friends place the viewer inside that dark period and we feel the things that they felt, even in some small measure. Masterful casting and an emphasis on progression are what make this film so much more than a gory retelling. Its understatement is its power, thanks to the almost spiritual connection between Alison and Uga.
Alison, to me, has done the unthinkable. She refused to be defined by what two monsters did to her body in 1994, but instead shows us that, through seemingly insurmountable odds, you can find your true purpose. And for Alison, this certainly isn’t the end."


Martie Bester,  Bioskoop:
"Uga Carlini, die vervaardiger, regisseur en skrywer van Alison het haar droom verwesenlik deur Botha se verhaal te vertel. En sy behartig dit goed met ’n deernis wat deurentyd soos ’n hartklop eie aan die rolpent bly. Daar kan sonder twyfel gesê word dat in ’n wêreld waar helde en heldinne uitgebeeld word as bonatuurlike wesens wat oor bomenslike en soms buitensporige kragte beskik, wat eienaardige grimering dra, in belaglike uitrustings die gereg dien, aan geboue vasplak of aan spinnerakke swaai en net tot aksie oorgaan begelei deur ’n “senutergende” klankbaan, hier uiteindelik twee ware heldinne van vlees en bloed na vore tree en die mens bemoedig om te glo dat die goeie wel oor die slegte kan seëvier – en nie net in superhero flieks nie. Deurlopend is Carlini se regie simpatiek sonder om bejammerend te wees, eerlik maar met deernis gevul en vertel sy Alison se verhaal met waardigheid en respek."


Joy Watson, Elle Magazine:
"The predominant message of the film is one of hope. It weaves together a story of how bad things can happen to good people. But the beauty of Alison’s story is about how she turns this power on itself. She fights back. If she is to die lying in the sand, then she will do so trying to write their names. Against all odds, she survives. She transforms her life, emerges out of the pain and ensuing depression and finds her passion in making a difference in the lives of others."

More about- and follow the movie on:
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/alisonmovie 
TRAILER: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIvFTrJGWCY 
NEWSLETTER: http://alison.fanbridge.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/alisonthemovie 
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/alisonthemovie/ 

WEBSITE: www.alisonthemovie.com 

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Director / Producer “Alison”:
Uga Carlini

President & Filmmaker 

Towerkop Creations
Specialising in female driven heroine stories







PR ENQUIRIES
Sheila Afari Public Relations press@sapr.co.za
http://www.sapr.co.za








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