26 Jul 2012

Mr Pip movie to premiere in Toronto

2:18 pm on 26 July 2012

The film, Mr Pip, has been selected to premiere in the prized Special Presentation section of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mister Pip tells the story of the last white man on war-torn Bougainville, who teaches local children by reading Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

The story is set in 1991, during the decade-long civil war in the autonomous Papua New Guinea province.

The film's director, Andrew Adamson and producer, Robin Scholes, will attend the premiere.

Robin Scholes says the film is truly epic, and made all the more powerful because it is founded in the real life stories of the Bougainvillean people who helped shape and make both the book and the film.