'Song from the Southern Seas' by Marat Sarulu, a film from Kazakhstan and part of the prestigious 2009 Global Lens Film Series, will screen at the Home Theatre Gallery on Dale Mabry Highway at 8:00pm Saturday, June 27th. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and seniors) at the door, but members of the Gasparilla International Film Festival may attend free. Beer and wine will be served!
Here's a brief synopsis:
Two couples, one Russian and one Kazakh, live side by side in relative harmony. But when the fair-skinned Russians give birth to a boy of decidely darker skin, fifteen years of suspicion and acrimony arises between them, and can only be resolved by an ironic twist of family and fate. Buoyed throughout by a soundtrack of folk-inspired melodies, writer-director Marat Sarulu draws on Kazakhstan's epic history to create a gritty and deeply compassionate tale of humor and cultural insight.
Sounds great right? I hope to see a huge crowd out there this weekend, don't let me down!