Dominican Republic

JEAN GENTIL

In Person: filmmakers Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán on Oct 11!

Jean is an educated and devout man, forced like many others to leave Haiti to look for work in the Dominican Republic. 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. Helmers Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán (COCHOCHI, AFI Latin American Film Festival 2008) create an intimate portrait of a quiet man searching for a better life. With stunning landscape photography and naturalistic performances, this gentle film makes a strong impression. Special Jury Mention, 2010 Venice Film Festival; Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, 2010 Thessaloniki Film Festival.

DIR/SCR Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán; PROD Pablo Cruz. Dominican Republic/Mexico/Germany, 2010, color, 84 min. In Spanish and Haitian Creole with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Sat, Oct 8, 2:00; Tue, Oct 11, 7:40

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