Shadow of the Pepper Tree (1996)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This dark and magical tale is set in a remote Mexican village during the late 1960s and centers upon the spiritual awakening of Luna, the village shaman's eldest daughter. Like her father, she too has been blessed with magical gifts, but unfortunately, her mother discourages her from using them because Luna was born under a bad sign and her mother is frightened. But despite her mother's efforts to stop her, Luna rebels and goes off to find herself. Soon she too gains a reputation as a healer, something that attracts the attention of gringo hippie Terence, a painter who comes to her for help. The two eventually fall in love and begins shacking up together. Unfortunately, Luna realizes that something is amiss when Terence insists that she remain behind while he go into town to be with his friends.



daughter, healer, hippie, Shamanism, village