Festival de cine INSTAR

In competition

Agwe

Samuel Suffren

Title: 

Agwe

Synopsis:

François leaves Haiti by sailboat to the USA, leaving behind his wife, Mirlande, who is six months pregnant. She has to wait ten days to hear from her husband. And now ten years later, without any news, the woman who still waits offers a sacrifice to Agwe, the divinity of the oceans.

Director: Samuel Suffren

Year of production: 2022

Country: Haiti

Running Time: 18’

Programming

Monday December 4th to Sunday December 10th

10:00 – 24:00 (GMT-5)

Festhome

Online for Cuba

Tuesday December 5

19:00h (GMT-3)

Centro Cultural General San Martín

Sarmiento 1551, C1042 ABC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday December 5

14:00h (GMT-6)

Laboratorio Arte Alameda

Calle Dr Mora 7, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Wednesday December 6

14:00h (GMT-6)

Laboratorio Arte Alameda

Calle Dr Mora 7, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Thursday December 7

14:00h (GMT-6)

Laboratorio Arte Alameda

Calle Dr Mora 7, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Thursday December 7

17:00 (GMT+1)

Zumzeig Cinecooperativa

C/ de Béjar, 53, 08014 Barcelona, Spain

Production: Samuel Suffren

Genre: Fiction

Language: Haitian Creole

Production company: KITFILMS

Photography: Phalonne Pierre Louis

Screenplay: Samuel Suffren

Editing: Samuel Suffren

Sound Design: Roodie Rigaud Marcelin

Music: Erol Josué, Kaloune

Cast: Fabiola Remy, Mackenson Bijou, Jean Ophelson Milhomme, Etienne Saint-Fleur

Festival Selections: Locarno Film Festival - Open Doors, FESPACO (Paul Robeson Prize), Toronto International Black Film Festival, Third Horizon Film Festival, Cinélatino - Rencontres de Toulouse, FILMAR en América Latina

Director's bio:

Samuel Suffren is a Haitian director and producer. He has directed several short films selected and awarded at multiple international festivals. His most recent short film, "Agwe", participated in the official selection of the 75th Locarno Film Festival and in the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Market. He also won the Paul Robeson Prize at the prestigious FESPACO festival. Samuel is currently preparing the feature documentary "Lòtbò", about the emigration of Haitians to the United States in 1980 and the fantasy of the American dream. "My name is Nina-Shakira" is his new feature film project, an adaptation of the novel "Les Immortelles" by Mackenzy Orcel. Samuel is president of the KIT association, a collective of Haitian photographers and filmmakers based in Port-au-Prince.

 

 

 

 

 

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