SIMÉON
1992, 115 min, France, Dir: Euzhan Palcy

In a small village in the West Indies, music teacher Siméon (Jean-Claude Duverger) and his star protégé Isidore (Jacob Desvarieux), a mechanic by necessity and guitarist by passion, share the same dream – to put their island on the world’s music map with a new kind of music called Zouk. After Siméon is killed in a fall trying to get too close to the full moon, Isidore’s ten-year-old daughter (Lucinda Messager) brings him back to life to help make their musical dreams a reality. Writer-director Euzhan Palcy’s charming fantasy has been called “one of the sunniest and most charming ghost stories ever told.” – The Los Angeles Times. In French with English subtitles.


A DRY WHITE SEASON
1990, Park Circus/MGM, 97 min, USA, Dir: Euzhan Palcy

In this blistering drama, Donald Sutherland plays Ben du Toit, a schoolteacher in South Africa, whose eyes are opened to the brutality of apartheid when a black acquaintance is murdered by the police. To bring those responsible to justice, du Toit enlists a human rights attorney (Oscar-nominated Marlon Brando, who emerged from a near-decade retirement to take the role). With Susan Sarandon.


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