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Cette maison

This House
Miryam Charles
Canada 2022
75 min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'22

A teenager is found hanged in her room in Bridgeport, a suicide that is in fact a crime, a crime that is in fact a piece of history. Many years after this loss, her cousin makes a film that both tells Tessa’s story and imagines her future that was taken away. What has been lost, broken, will never return, is the fabric of this film. With the substance of loss itself, it creates a world that has a texture like no other, so detailed that it can be felt through the eyes. Decades, centuries of sorrow leave traces, like how the sea erodes the stones. A mother and her long lost daughter share time, conversations, even a meal. Is time a tool for cinema, or is it the other way around?
CETTE MAISON creates a space where the dead and the living reunite. It makes a past and it makes a future. Lines and traces are found: Haiti, Canada and the United States are tied together by a map of images. In cinema, everything is possible, but not everything is likely to happen; and yet we are in this haunted house, in bliss and in horror. A house that resembles the darkest corner of a boat at night, where a group of young women tell each other stories to fall asleep while they wait for that new place they will have no choice but to call home. (Lucía Salas)

In the presence of Miryam Charles.

Miryam Charles: VOLE, VOLE TRISTESSE (2015, K), TOWARDS THE COLONIES (2016, K), A FORTRESS (2018, K), DREI ATLAS (2018, K), DEUXIÈME GÉNÉRATION (2019, K), SONG FOR THE NEW WORLD (2021, K), AT DAWN (2022, K)

Credits
  • Schelby Jean-Baptiste
  • Florence Blain Mbaye
  • Eve Duranceau
  • Mireille Metéllus
  • Matthew Rankin
  • Yardly Kavanagh
  • Nadine Jean
  • Tracy Marcellin
  • Miryam Charles
  • Isabelle Stachtchenko
  • Gordon Neil Allen
  • Xi Feng
  • Romain Camiolo
  • Georges Michael Fanfan
  • Annick Marion
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