When the Stars Meet The Sea


1h 27m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Tracing the destiny of Kapila, an outcast child who had been deemed by his fellow villagers to have supernatural powers of destruction, because of the timing of his solar eclipse birth. As a result, Kapila rides through his alienating adolescence and tumultuous adulthood while constantly having to c

Film Details

Also Known As
Quand les etoiles rencontrent la mer
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; La Sept Cinema; Playtime; Procirep; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Tracing the destiny of Kapila, an outcast child who had been deemed by his fellow villagers to have supernatural powers of destruction, because of the timing of his solar eclipse birth. As a result, Kapila rides through his alienating adolescence and tumultuous adulthood while constantly having to come to terms with the fact that everyone in his former native Madagascan village--his father foremost--wished his immediate death, upon his being born. As a newborn infant, he had been put in a cattle pen to be trampled to death--the traditional way superstitious vilagers get rid of babies born during this astronomical alignment. The baby was rescued by a brave girl, Raivo, who relocated to another village and raised him as her own child. Named Kapila (cripple) because of the leg injury sustained in the cattle pen, of which he only has a vague memory, the misanthropic child matures into outcast teen who must learn to rise above his stigma-- and face his own demons by returning to his native village.

Film Details

Also Known As
Quand les etoiles rencontrent la mer
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; La Sept Cinema; Playtime; Procirep; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States April 1998

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Shown at "4th New York African Film Festival" (Walter Reade) in New York City April 15-24, 1998.

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)

Released in United States April 1998 (Shown at "4th New York African Film Festival" (Walter Reade) in New York City April 15-24, 1998.)