Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Issa Rae + ColorCreative.TV to Premiere 3 New Television Pilots at Urbanworld Film Festival Issa Rae + ColorCreative.TV to Premiere 3 New Television Pilots at Urbanworld Film Festival First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People Delicious Extended Trailer for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Debuts. Watch It Here. Delicious Extended Trailer for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Debuts. Watch It Here. TIFF 2014 Review: Full of Black Stereotypes, 'Black and White' is a Movie About Race That Avoids Its Subject TIFF 2014 Review: Full of Black Stereotypes, 'Black and White' is a Movie About Race That Avoids Its Subject 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Which Black, Female Filmmaker Should Direct 'Americanah?' Which Black, Female Filmmaker Should Direct 'Americanah?' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Coming To DVD, VOD - "Lost Heritage" From The Father Of West Indian Cinema + Trailer

Indiewire By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 23, 2011 at 1:26AM

Some really strong images here; I just wish the trailer was better edited and more alluring than what's available, embedded below.
0

Some really strong images here; I just wish the trailer was better edited and more alluring than what's available, embedded below.

From Guadeloupean filmmaker, Christian Lara, known as the “Father of West Indian Cinema,” having directed some twenty films since 1971, comes his most recent work titled Lost Heritage, which continues the filmmaker’s exploration of identity, culture and race.

Synopsis:

When Pierre Mombin (Luc Saint Eloy) travels to a remote African kingdom to claim an inheritance, he discovers, through the prophecy of the former king’s preserved skull, that he is the last male descendant of the royal family. As he learns more about his lineage from the trickster witch doctor, it becomes clear there is a darker side to the prophecy that foretold his return. Meanwhile, in an attempt to secure peace between the northern and southern kingdoms, the northern king arranges a marriage between the princess and Mombin, but she has other plans. Will Mombin accept his heritage and the marriage proposal?

Now, I can't lie; I'm now up to speed on my Christian Lara filmography, but you can guarantee that I will be, starting as soon as I complete this post. However, after doing some research, I can say that his films will be very hard to come by via traditional means.

Thankfully Lost Heritage will, when it's released on both DVD and VOD next week Tuesday, September 27th. I'm expecting a screener and will write about it after I see it.

For $19.99, the DVD disk will also include an introduction by Ayuko Babu, director of the Pan African Film Festival, as well as a featurette titled: The Films of Christian Lara.

A perfect start; that last extra feature, specifically for those, like me, who aren't up on their Christian Lara history.

Cinema Libre Studio is its distributor.


This article is related to: Trailer , Coming Soon

Shadow & ActNewsletter