Eve's Bayou

Eve's Bayou

DVD - 1997 | Widescreen ed
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Roz Batiste is a beautiful and dedicated mother of three, who is forced to admit that her family is falling apart due to her philandering husband Louis. Her younger daughter, Eve, witnesses one of her father's infidelities. Struggling to make sense of what she has seen, Eve turns to her older sister Cisely, who dismisses her in fear of the truth, and then to her Aunt Mozelle, a known psychic and rumored black widow. Unable to find the understanding she is looking for Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. For the Batiste family, the ties that bind may not be strong enough to keep them together, and what they learn will change their lives forever.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Trimark Home Video, [1997]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 1573623768
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC E
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Dr. Hugo


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Oct 15, 2018

this was actress Kasi Lemmons feature film debut as writer and director in 1997, filmed in a 1962 Southern Gothic style by cinematographer Amy Grant.
young Eve searches for the truth about her father but is dissuaded by her sister and others for believing what she saw with her own eyes. the family and the community idolize her doctor father and are prepared to believe his prevarications about his activities. throw in seeing-into-the-future, voodoo, and fortune telling and you have a rich backdrop for how life in the bayou plays out.

Jun 23, 2018

I liked everything about this movie except the ending! Not clear about what really happened??? Bummer.

Dec 05, 2014

It’s 1962 and for ten-year old Eve Batiste, daughter of Louis Batiste “the most successful coloured doctor in Louisiana”, life is just one long lazy summer. Graced—or perhaps cursed—by her slightly eccentric family, life is never dull: there’s suave aunt Mozelle, saddled with perpetual widowhood, whose crazy voodoo visions have a tendency to come true; older sister Cisely pretending to be mature beyond her years, and mom Roz who’s finding it increasingly difficult to ignore her husband’s drunken philandering. But her childhood innocence begins its downward descent one night when Eve witnesses one of her father’s indiscretions, and as lies and revelations begin to pile up the ugliness of the real world begins to overwhelm her youthful idealism leading to anger, recrimination…and a fateful visit to a backwater witch. Softening his sometimes fatalistic sense of reality with charm and just a touch of the supernatural, writer/director Kasi Lemmons' keen eye for emotional nuances hits the mark thanks to a fine cast and a literate script. His bayou settings, festooned with Spanish moss and magical portents, at first reflect his little protagonist’s feelings of wonder, but as her eyes are slowly opened the snakes and spiders she once took for granted come to represent some of life’s darker aspects. A powerful and poignant coming-of-age tale.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 04, 2012

When putting my movie collection together i try to buy movies i would watch more than once. I've enjoyed watching this movie, which is in my collection, more than once and loved it everytime. I love the location, the characters, the story, and the beautiful way it's told and heard on my HOMETHEATER. I don't have many drama's in my collection but i'm happy to have added this one. I give this movie 5 STARS!!!!! A beautifully told story, a great cast, nice location, and an unexpected Samuel Jackson....A thick steak, brown rice, baked potato with butter, lettuce and tamatoes, wine.


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