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Ayiti Mon Amour + Jojolo

May 7, 6:15 pm

Ayiti Mon Amour

Director: Guetty Felin
Country: Haiti
Year: 2016
Running Time: 88 min.
Language: Haitian Creole, French, and Japanese with English subtitles

Set in Haiti five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Guetty Felin’s magical realist tale avoids the kinds of images of the disaster that saturated screens around the world. In his depiction of young Orphée’s grief over the loss of his father beneath the rubble of decimated buildings (represented in ghostly images that float beneath the ocean’s surface), Felin refuses to tell a story of victimhood. Instead, she gives the narrative back to the Haitian people, whose lives cannot be reduced headlines. And as her characters begin to heal, Felin suggests that the island will too.

 

 

Jojolo

Director: Lebert Bethune
Country: Jamaica/USA
Year: 1966
Running Time: 12 min.
Language: English

A subtle study of cultural identity following a graceful young woman of Haitian descent who works as a fashion model and actress in cosmopolitan Paris. Cool, light, and lyrical in style, Bethune’s portrait has a deft thematic touch.

 

Set in Haiti five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Felin’s magical realist tale avoids the kinds of images of the disaster that saturated screens around the world. Cool, light, and lyrical in style, Bethune’s portrait of Jojolo has a deft thematic touch.

 

Co-presented with Cinema Tropical.

(Q&A with Guetty Felin, Lebert Bethune)

Venue:

Film Society of Lincoln Center – Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

144 W. 65th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States