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The Lotus Eaters (1993)

 -  Drama  -  October 1993 (USA)
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It's 1964 on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, BC. The Kingswoods - father Hal, mother Diana, late teen-aged daughter Cleo, adolescent daughter Zoe, and Hal's long widowed... See full summary »

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It's 1964 on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, BC. The Kingswoods - father Hal, mother Diana, late teen-aged daughter Cleo, adolescent daughter Zoe, and Hal's long widowed mother Flora - are one of the leading families of the community. Hal is the principal of the public school. Diana knits goods for sale. They both tend to their small farm on the side, raising a small herd of pigs every year. And the family enjoys many of the activities that most islanders do such as sailing and hanging out on the beach. Beyond Hal and Diana not really understanding what Cleo sees in her boyfriend, Dwayne Spittle, their life seems perfectly and idyllically west coast on the surface. But underneath that surface bubbles a few problems with which each individual involved doesn't want to deal. The first is a secret which Flora has been hiding for decades which has the potential to estrange her from Hal. And the second manifests itself with the arrival of new native francophone ... Written by Huggo

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An Odyssey of Family
23 March 2000 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

A journey of discovery, this film follows the lives of one family living in a sleepy, island town in British Columbia. Languorous and dreamy, the inhabitants are satisfied to allow life to go on around them until a young, fresh-faced teacher, with new ideas arrives and brings with her life from the mainland. Slowly, their indolent state is awakened, the father (and principal of the local school) looks for excitement, the mother for stability, the oldest daughter for love, and the youngest for power. While not an incredible or ground-breaking piece of cinema, the movie is quietly enjoyable and good for a tired night when the wind is blowing. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone outside of Canada will find it easily accessible.


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