Posts Tagged ‘raoul peck’

The burden of power

Alone on the parapet of a fortress, stumbling between sky and void, a sovereign howls his rage against the world. “The burden is heavy!” he bemoans in a display of self-pity and pathos. This is not a monarch in a Shakespearean tragedy, and though we’re at the Citadelle Laferrière, this is not King Henry.  It […]

The man by the Shore

L’Homme sur les Quais We are in Haiti, at the beginning of the sixties under the terror regime of Papa Doc. Six-year old Sarah (Jennifer Zubar) observes a violent scene from the balcony of her parents’ house. Later, under the supervision of her father (François Latour), a military captain, her godfather Sorel (Patrick Rameau), is […]