The Last King of Scotland had its world premiere at the London Film Festival in October 2006. The film also stars James McAvoy from whose Scottish Doctor's point of view the film unfolds.
By the time I left the ICA and went back into the tube station, huge posters of the film had been plastered all along the walkways.
- It goes on general release in the UK on Friday 12 January.
- Its African premiere is in Kampala on 16th February.
The King and I - Giles Foden who wrote the novel The Last King of Scotland from which the film is adapted - discusses his time spent with the film crew on location in Uganda (yes, film crews do not automatically film 'African' locations in SA anymore, so South Africa did not have to double for Uganda in this film, as it doubled for Rwanda in Hotel Rwanda).
Hisham Matar, author of In The Country of Men, also remembers a fleeting childhood encounter with Idi Amin in Tripoli.
- Images by MW - 4 January 2007