Director Guetty Felin
Screenplay Guetty Felin
Starring Joachim Cohen, Anisia Uzeyman, Jaures Andris
Length 88 minutes
US Release CT Premiere
Friday, April 29 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT
Short education screening before the film: Là bas – Over There
Q&A with Guetty Felin
A grieving teenager discovers he has a superpower, an old fisherman thinks the cure for his ailing wife can be found in the sea, and a muse struggles to exit the story her author is penning, in this magical neorealist fable set in Haiti five years after a devastating earthquake.
Note on language in Haïti: “Ayiti” or “Repiblik Dayiti” are the créole haïtian names of Haïti
SELECT AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Cartegna Film Festival
Nominated Best Film, Golden India Catalina
Guetty Felin – Filmmaker Guetty Felin says: “ Ayiti Mon Amour” is a love poem to my native land; a place that I ache for, that haunts me, that frightens and yet angers me, a place that I am fiercely and madly in love with.”
Ayiti Mon Amour, directed by Guetty Felin, is Haiti’s first submission for the foreign language Oscar. For Felin, who has previously worked on documentaries, it’s a new venture into narrative filmmaking. She taps a vein of surrealism inhabited by Apichatpong Weerserthalkul and Carlos Reygadas for a remarkable debut that channels one of history’s most admired lyricists, Aimé Césaire.