Seven Spots on the Sun
BY MARTIN ZIMMERMAN
DIRECTED BY WEYNI MENGESHA (New York Directorial Debut)
The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor for eighteen months. Moisés has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war. When a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, the local parish priest convinces Moisés to take action. When Moisés examines his first patient, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal this plague with the touch of his hand. But among the thousands of pilgrims who flock to San Isidro, Moisés is forced to confront his past, and the violence that tore San Isidro apart. A meditation on mourning, redemption, and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun follows each character’s attempt to come to terms with the extraordinary loss they have suffered and the miracles they have witnessed.