AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW ZEALAND

JULY 18, 2024 TO JULY 28, 2024

The Blue Penny (Mauritius)

GENRE: Feature | Fiction
LENGTH: 104 minutes
LOCATIONS: Mauritius
DIRECTOR: Jon Rabaud
LANGUAGES: French/English Subtitles
RATING: M

Synopsis

Awards/Screening: Indo French International Film Festival, Chicago International Indie Film Festival, Life Art Festival Los Angeles, Stockholm City Film Festival, Greece International Film Festival, Girona Sun Film Fest, Canada Vues d’Afrique Montréal,

Built around the iconic Mauritian stamp, The Blue Penny is a thriller with complex characters. Dating from the 19th century, the ‘Blue Penny’ is a Mauritian stamp that is one of the rarest and most coveted stamps in the world.  Harry Theodore is a wealthy businessman who opens his home to family and close friends to celebrate the marriage of his daughter. In an unexpected turn, Harry’s eldest son arrives with his new girlfriend, who happens to be Harry’s former mistress. What ensues is the exposure of secrets and a revelation of what happens when the unmentionable is made possible by social status and privilege. With a distinct undercurrent of a growing social malaise, the events that shake up this evening depict how the social cohesion within any family is a fragile balance, especially when built around appearance.

Ticket Info

auckland
Fri, 19 July
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8:00 pm

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