Cette maison

This House

debut feature - dir. Miryam Charles
Canada, Québec / French, Haitian Creole / 75 minutes / 2022

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Synopsis

Bridgeport, 2008. A teenage girl is found hanged in her room. While everything points to suicide, the autopsy report reveals something else. Ten years later, the director and cousin of the teenager examines the past causes and future consequences of this unsolved crime. Like an imagined biography, the film explores the relationship between the security of the living space and the violence that can jeopardise it.

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Filmmaker's bio

Miryam Charles is a writer, producer, filmmaker, and director of photography based in Montréal, Quebec. She has directed several short and feature films—including Fly, Fly Sadness (2016); To The Colonies (2016); Three Atlas (2017); The Red Album or A Poetic Intention (2019); and her debut feature Cette maison (2022)—which have been presented at venues internationally, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlinale, Art of the Real at Lincoln Centre, Block Museum, La Cinémathèque québécois, ALT/KINO, CalArts, Third Horizon Film Festival, L’Aternitiva, and Hot Docs. Charles is the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and residencies, including IndieLisboa International Film Festival’s Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film and Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival’s Best Narrative Feature (2022). Her second feature-length fiction film La marabout is currently in production.

Press Kit

Production : Embuscade Films - Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Cinematography : Isabelle Stachtchenko, Miryam Charles

Sound : Gordon Neil Allen, Olivier Calvert

Editing : Xi Feng

Music : Romain Camiolo

Production Design : Georges Michael Fanfan, Annick Marion

Cast Schelby Jean-Baptiste / Florence Blain Mbaye / Eve Duranceau / Matthew Rankin / Yardly Kavanagh / Mireille Métellus / Nadine Jean / Tracy Marcelin

International festivals & screenings

World premiere : Berlinale Forum, DE - February 2022

Art of the Real - Film at Lincoln Center, US

IndieLisboa, PT

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, CA

The Block Museum of Art, US

Frames of Representation - ICA, UK

Olhar de Cinema (Curitiba IFF) - BR

Third Horizon Film Festival, US

Taipei IFF, TW

Nowe Horyzonty, PL

Trinidad + Tobago FF

Quebecine - Cineteca Nacional México, MX

Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, CA

Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, FR

Martinique Film Festival (CineMartinique), MQ

Indie Memphis, US

CinemAfrica, Stockholm, SE

Viennale, AT

Perspectives Film Festival, SG

UnionDocs, US

AFI FEST Film Festival, US

Awards

Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film - IndieLisboa

Best Narrative Feature - Trinidad + Tobago FF

Innovation Award - Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Best Departures Feature - Indie Memphis FF

Best Poster Design - Indie Memphis FF

Distribution

Canada: La Distributrice de Films

UK: T A P E Collective

Germany: Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst