Escape From Pretoria director says delayed release due to cinema closures has silver lining

Escape From Pretoria was released on streaming platforms in some countries.
Escape From Pretoria was released on streaming platforms in some countries.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

SINGAPORE - Biographical drama Escape From Pretoria was to be released worldwide during March and April this year. But those were the months that cinemas in several countries closed their doors to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

"I cried, a little bit," says director Francis Annan, 35, in a Zoom call from his home in London.

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