June 13, 1988. A World Apart, which came back from Cannes with two awards, is due to premiere in New York on the 16th. Chris Menges, the director of the film, won the Special Jury Prize for a first feature.
We sit at a black shiny table in the interview suite of a midtown Lexington Avenue hotel with a glass of water. It’s early in the morning. Chris Menges is gentle and soft-spoken.