Heading South
Filmfest 2006

On the sun-drenched island of Haiti at the end of the 70’s, foreigners idle away their vacations in the palm-fringed paradise of the beach hotels. Brenda, Ellen and Sue, three North American women, converge on the island looking for flirtation, relaxation and respite from their colorless jobs and marriages. They find exactly what they are looking for in Legba, an enigmatic local adonis whose beauty and passion has them enthralled. It is this passion that will lead them away from the guilded cage of tourism and will open their eyes to the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of Haiti at the end of "Baby Doc" Duvalier’s notorious regime.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Ménothy Cesar

Credits

Director: Laurent Cantet