Play the Devil


Petrice Jones, Gareth Jenkins, Che Rodriguez, Penelope Spencer,

Bahamian director Maria Govan, one of the Caribbean’s rising filmmakers, returns with this atmospheric noir drama on class divides, sexual repression, and identity in Trinidad. Young, gifted, and poor, Gregory stars in a theater production; his talents (or physique) catch the eye of the wealthy, smooth-talking businessman James, and soon the two are developing a friendship that could possibly blossom into something else. Filmed in the picturesque Paramin highlands and set around the country’s legendary Carnival celebrations, Play the Devil reveals a part of the Caribbean rarely shown onscreen, with rituals all its own—and passions that are universal.

Jason Sanders
  • Maria Govan
  • James David Wall
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 92 mins
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series