October 21 – 23

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On a lush idyllic home on an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, free spirit Vanessa visits her pregnant sister Myriam and her husband after the death of their beloved grandmother. Vanessa’s languid and melancholy consideration of loss is interrupted by an unwelcome guest, her long estranged and distant father, who Myriam has invited to lunch. We are drawn into an intimate family meal in which unspoken wounds with years to fester now emerge to the surface through long, tense silences. Around the table, flashes of empathy and bouts of aggression are demonstrated by each sister in turn. Throughout this sun-drenched family meal, the sisters conjure private memories of past selves in order to grapple with years of hurt left unspoken. -ST

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Preceded by the short film “Karukera Blues” (18 min).

Community Partner: Alliance Française