After socialite Kuki Gallmann (Kim Basinger) nearly dies in a car accident, she resolves to live a more meaningful existence. Kuki and new husband Paolo (Vincent Perez) move to Kenya, where they struggle to build a nature conservancy. But while Africa provides beauty and solitude, living there also presents danger. Kenyan vistas and thrilling natural set pieces capture the joy and heartache of this true-life adventure based on Gallmann’s memoir.
Hugh Hudson (born 25 August 1936) is an English film director. His best-known international success is the 1981 multiple Academy Award-winning film, Chariots of Fire.
Hudson was born in London, the only son of Jacynth (Ellerton), the second wife of Michael Donaldson-Hudson from Cheswardine in rural north Shropshire. His great-grandfather was Charles Donaldson-Hudson, a one-time member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. His paternal ancestors came from Scotland and Cumberland. He was sent to boarding school at the age of 6, and thereafter was educated at Eton College. He completed his National Service in the Royal Armoured Corps as a second lieutenant from the 28 January 1956, and remained as a lieutenant in the Army Reserve of Officers until he was discharged on January 16, 1960.
In the 1960s, after three years of editing documentaries in Paris, Hudson headed a documentary film company with partners Robert Brownjohn and… read more