Cette maison

This House

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

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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

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

Filmmaker's bio

From Haitian descent, Miryam Charles is a director, producer and cinematographer living in Montreal. She has produced several short and feature films. She is also the director of several short films. Her films have been presented in various festivals in Quebec and internationally. She has just completed the direction of her first feature film This House. Her work explores themes related to exile and the legacies of colonization.

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


Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film - IndieLisboa

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