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A Dry White Season

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Genres: Drama, Thriller
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Plot Synopsis:

With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio film. White schoolteacher Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) lives in Johannesburg and remains blissfully incurious about the lives of his black countrymen until a wave of brutal repression comes crashing down on his gardener (Winston Ntshona), bringing Du Toit face-to-face with harsh political realities. Based on a celebrated novel by André Brink and rooted in the first-hand research the Martinican Palcy did in South Africa into the way black people lived under apartheid, A Dry White Season is unflinching in its depiction of violence and its chronicling of injustice, making for a galvanizing tribute to those willing to sacrifice everything to fight oppression.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: December 11th, 2018
    Movie Release Year: 1989
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:107 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English LPCM 2.0
    Special Features:New interview with director Euzhan Palcy by film critic Scott Foundas
    Five Scenes, a new program featuring Palcy
    Interview from 1989 with actor Donald Sutherland
    Excerpt from a 1995 interview Palcy conducted with Nelson Mandela
    Footage of Palcy receiving the highest distinction for foreign dignitaries at the 2017 South African National Orders awards
    PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and scholar Jyoti Mistry