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Films & Schedules - JEAN GENTIL


Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 5 PM (Cinemagic)
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Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Cinemagic)
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DIRECTOR: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Jean is an educated and devout Christian man, forced like many others to leave Haiti to look for work in the Dominican Republic. His biggest virtue is his remarkably genteel and dignified attitude in the face of rejection and discrimination. Having failed to find work in Santo Domingo, he sets out into the incredibly lush countryside, only to find himself pushed further into loneliness and desperation. Cárdenas and Guzmán create an intimate portrait of a quiet soul searching for a better life in a seemingly indifferent world. With its stunning landscape, naturalistic performances, and focus on character rather than societal injustice, this gentle film makes an inspiring, universal statement of the triumph of dignity. (84 mins.)

Filmography: Cochochi (07).

Winner of the Special Jury Mention at the Venice Film Festival and the Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

In Spanish and Haitian Creole with English subtitles.


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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