|Directed by||Laurent Cantet|
|Produced by||Simon Arnal
|Written by||Robin Campillo
|Running time||108 minutes|
Heading South (French: Vers le sud) is a 2005 French drama film by director Laurent Cantet and based on three short stories by Dany Laferrière, it depicts the experiences of three middle-aged white women in the late 1970s, traveling to Haiti for the purposes of sexual tourism with young men. Their adventures (as seen in their eyes) are juxtaposed with class issues and the deteriorating political climate of Haiti at the time. The women demonstrate different attitudes to the complex situation.
Ellen, played by Charlotte Rampling, is a professor of French literature at Wellesley College in Boston, Brenda, a stay-at-home wife from Savannah, Georgia; and Sue, a factory worker from Quebec, Canada, feel lonely and ignored by middle-aged men back at home. They travel to Haiti to enjoy a holiday of sun, surf, and sex with attractive local teenagers to whom they are financially generous.
- Nominated, Golden Lion, 2005 Venice Film Festival
- Won, Marcello Mastrioanni Award, 2005 Venice Film Festival
- Won, CinemAvvenire (Cinema For Peace) Award, 2005 Venice Film Festival
- Heading South at the Internet Movie Database
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- Heading South at AllMovie
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