Eat, for This is My Body
Catherine Samie, Sylvie Testud, Hans Dacosta Saint-Val, Jean Noël Pierre
An extraordinary visual poem on the turbulent history of Haiti.
Starring Sylvie Testud, this daringly original work of art deploys a succession of unforgettable visual metaphors to build an atmosphere of near-mystical intensity. The dramatic Haitian countryside is juxtaposed with odd events inside a crumbling mansion consecrated to Caucasian dominance. As a white matriarch declines towards death, and a school-marmish young woman (Testud) struggles to control her young native charges, director Michelange Quay displays a remarkable eye: order has never collapsed so elegantly.
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