Soleil Ô (Oh, Sun, Med Hondo, 1967)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Soleil Ô  (Oh, Sun, Med Hondo, 1967) 

Introduced by Aboubakar Sanogo, Carleton University

Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration

Winter/Spring 2018 Preview

Hondo’s first feature film, Soleil Ô is a searing commentary on the treatment of immigrants and France’s colonialist legacy. Based on Hondo’s own migrant experience, the drama follows a group of Africans in Paris who become disillusioned by the racism that keeps them from opportunity and instead in a series of dead-end jobs. Shot on a less-than-shoestring budget, this imaginative, criminally underseen work is stylistically in keeping with films then emerging from New Wave movements around the world. (98 mins., DCP)

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