Set on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius in 1925, the pic is a coming-of-age love story following a 17-year-old orphan, Lucy, who is sent from England to live under the guardianship of her uncle. Once there, she finds herself as odds with the ways of his world and his plans of an arranged marriage for her. When Lucy meets Krishna, a passionate young man working as a labourer on a nearby plantation with dreams of one day owning his own land, they both fall deeply and dangerously in love. The cast also includes JJ Feild, Amy Beth Hayes, Rupert Penry-Jones, Rhona Mitra and Edward Akrout.
Mitch Jenkins is directing from a screenplay by Alan Govinden and Jason Wingard. Govinden is also producing for or AMG International Film. Production is taking place in Mauritius
“Bringing a film in to production during a global pandemic has been the challenge of a lifetime but it is one I was determined to succeed with. This story is incredibly important to me and to be able to bring it to life with our wonderful cast, crew and director on the island of my birth is a true honour and privilege,” said Govinden.