Heading South (Vers le sud)

Rated NR 105 minutes 2006

On the sun drenched island of Haiti in the '70s, 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 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 notoriously violent regime.

Film Credits

Director: Laurent Cantet

Writer: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet and Dany Laferrière

Producer: Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo, John Hamilton, David Reckziegel and Carole Scotta

Cast: Lys Ambroise, Menothy Cesar, Louise Portal, Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young and Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz

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