Ayiti Mon Amour
Writer/Director: Guetty Felin
Cast: Joakim Cohen, Anisia Uzeyman, Jaures Andris, Pascale Fables, James Noel and Judith Jeudy
Music by Leyla McCalla
Co-producer Jessica Anthony
Executive Producer: Mira Nair
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 her 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.
Available on Amazon Prime and Mubi