A Winter Tan

United States, 1988

Film
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‘A winter tan’ is based on the book “Give Sorrow Words: Maryse Holder’s Letters From Mexico”, published in 1979 after Holder’s disappearance and presumed death. The result is a film of astonishing direct frankness, which reveals a woman on a quest for love, sex and freedom but determined to tell all to us as an audience. She is prepared to reveal her humiliations as well as her highs. She drinks. She dances. She goes through intense periods of promiscuity and self-examination, telling us every detail of her triumphs and disappointments with the men (and boys) of the bars, beaches and backstreets of Mexico. Cast includes Jackie Burroughs, Erando Gonzalez and Anita Olanick.

Credits

co-director

John Frizzell

John Walker

Jackie Burroughs

producer

Louise Clark

production company

Telefilm Canada

Ontario Film Development Corporation

Ontario Arts Council

Canada Council

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35489

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Feminist motion pictures

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mexico

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminist motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Feminist motion pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Holder, Maryse

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Literature → Holder, Maryse

People → Holder, Maryse

Places → Mexico

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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