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Eat, For This Is My Body

  • 2007
  • Haiti/France
  • 105 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Michelange Quay
  • Cast: Catherine Samie, Sylvie Testud, Hans Dacosta Saint-Val
  • Website: www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Set in a stunning but slightly decrepit Haitian mansion, the two white women who run this Caucasian dominance could be two sides of the same coin: the ageing matriarch who lies in bed and the young woman wandering naked around the corridors. Clearly influenced by the voodoo elements that the film accesses early on, 'Eat …' is a work halfway between the experimental and the concrete.

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Eat, For This is My Body

19 Jun 20084 stars

Edinburgh International Film Festival

(Michelange Quay, Haiti/France) 105min Quay’s semi-abstract look at colonial elements in Haiti is comparable to two 1980s touchstones, Marion Hänsel’s Dust and Claire Denis’ Chocolat. While there is an impressive opening shot that glides over the…

Best of the Edinburgh International Film Festival

6 Jun 2008

When the 62nd Edinburgh Film Festival begins on 18th June it will be more than the just the programme of films and number of celebrity appearances that is under scrutiny. This year is also the first for the festival in its new home in the cultural…

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