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Tuesday 25th April 2023
Island in the Sun
On a Caribbean island, a rich landowner’s son, Maxwell Fleury (James Mason), is fighting for political office against black labour leader David Boyeur (Harry Belafonte). As if the contentious election weren’t enough, there are plenty of scandals to go around: Boyeur has a secret white lover (Joan Fontaine) and Fleury’s wife, Sylvia (Patricia Owens), is also having an affair. And then, of course, there’s the small matter of a recently murdered aristocrat (Michael Rennie).
The complex relationships of four couples, of black, white and mixed race heritage, play out against the pronounced social inequality dividing the ruling British elite and the slave-descended native population of a small (fictitious) West Indian island.
This screening will be captioned.