Synopsis

In the first feature film written and directed by Miryam Charles, a Canadian filmmaker of Haitian origin, family trauma gives way to shared grief. The mysterious death of young Tessa, the filmmaker’s cousin, in 2008, triggers a personal and historical process within the diasporic triangulation between Haiti, Canada, and the United States. Forging alliances between fictionalization, essay, and fabled biography, with a lyrical use of the 16mm film, the work invents new encounters and timelines amidst the arduous construction of the word home. (C. I.)

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Director

Miryam Charles

Miryam Charles is a filmmaker and director of photography living in Montreal. She has directed several short films and has shot many short and feature films. Her films have been presented at many film festivals in Quebec and internationally. Her first feature-length documentary film "This House" world premiered at Berlinale 2022. She is currently working on a short fiction film "Au Crépuscule" and development for a dramatic series, as well as a feature-length fiction film "Le Marabout".

Credits

Producers

Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Cast

Schelby Jean-Baptiste, Florence Blain Mbaye, Eve Duranceau, Mireille Métellus, Matthew Rankin, Yardly Kavanagh, Nadine Jean, Tracy Marcelin

Cinematographer

Isabelle Stachtchenko

Editor

Xi Feng

Sound

Gordon Neil Allen

Art Director

Georges Michael Fanfan, Annick Marion

Festivals

Berlinale 2022