Dear friends of the festival, we’re happy to announce the following special late night screenings, which are not on our website or our printed materials. Screenings will take place at MovieTowne, POS
Based on true events and shot entirely on location in Trinidad, The Ghost of Hing King Estate recreates the dramatic tale of mysterious deaths among workers on a local estate. Prior to these events, Hing King was a peaceful, scenic place, although not without its share of life’s usual dramas. Conflicts invoked by sex, lust, marriage, and betrayal grew as readily as the crops themselves, leading to situations at turns distressing and amusing.
But in May 2006, as the deaths began to occur, the relatively peaceful estate was forever changed. Carmelle, the plantation overseer’s wife, becomes vilified as people from nearby villages begin to suspect that she is responsible for the untimely deaths. Amidst mounting tensions, facades are broken down, relationships are tested, and friendships destroyed.
Featuring a simple yet complex cast of characters, Ové’s recreation is a pitch-perfect depiction of village life in Trinidad, and a testament to the fact that the truth will indeed set you free. 104 minutes