Miryam Charles:
short films

From Haitian descent, Miryam Charles is a director, producer and cinematographer living in Montreal. She has just completed her first feature film Cette Maison (This House), which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (Forum) 2022. Her work explores themes related to exile and the legacies of colonization.

Her short films have been screened at festivals, institutions and events including : Berlin IFF / Toronto IFF / Edinburgh IFF / FNC Montreal / Rencontres Paris & Berlin / CalArts / Canyon Cinema Discovered / Maysles Documetary Center / L'alternativa, Spain / Vancouver IFF / Alchemy FF, UK / Imagine Science FF - New York / Vienna Independent Short FF / Encounters International Short FF / Dresden Short FF / BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Bilbao 

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Song for the New World

Chanson pour le Nouveau Monde

Canada / 9 minutes / experimental / 2021 

Following the disappearance of a man in Scotland, his daughter recalls words chanted before nightfall.

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Production : Miryam Charles, Karine Bélanger

Cinematography : Miryam Charles

Sound : Miryam Charles

Editing : Miryam Charles

Music : Romain Camiolo

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Second Generation

Canada / 5 minutes / fiction / 2019

A few days before her wedding, a young woman learns that her fiancé is accused of sexual assault. She goes to Haiti to confront the alleged victim

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Production : Miryam Charles

Cinematography : Miryam Charles

Cast / interpretation : Thuy Hang Duong, Eliza Bonnel

Sound, editing, music : Miryam Charles

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Three Atlas

Haïti, Québec / 7 minutes / experimental, fiction / 2018

A maid is suspected of murdering her former employer. Questioned by the police, she will reveal the existence of a supernatural power.

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Production : Miryam Charles, Cheminée Deux

Cinematography : Miryam Charles

Cast / interpretation : Magda Pribitzer, Miryam Charles

Sound, editing, music: Miryam Charles

 

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A Fortress

Une forteresse

Haïti, Québec / 6 minutes / experimental, fiction / 2018

After the death of their adoptive daughter a couple goes to Haiti looking for her relatives. There, they meet with a DNA specialist who might have the power of resurrection.

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Production : Miryam Charles / Cheminée Deux

Cinematography : Miryam Charles

Cast / interpretation : Eve Duranceau, Annie Darisse, Florence Blain M'Baye, Matthew Rankin, Maxime DeCotret et Mariola Camillien

Sound, editing, music: Miryam Charles

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Towards the Colonies

Vers les colonies

Canada, Haïti / 5 minutes / experimental, fiction / 2016

When a young girl is found off the Venezuelan coast, a medical examiner will try to determine the cause of death before the body is repatriated.

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Production : Miryam Charles / Cheminée Deux

Cinematography : Miryam Charles

Sound, editing, music: Miryam Charles

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Fly, Fly Sadness

Vole, vole tristesse

Canada, Haïti / 6 minutes / experimental / 2015

Following a nuclear explosion that transforms the voice of all the inhabitants of an island, a Finnish journalist goes there in order to find a hermit with mysterious powers.

Written and directed by Miryam Charles

Production : Cheminée Deux

Cinematography : Miryam Charles

Cast / interpretation : Josue Mésadieu, Wenda Mesadieu, Hélène Mesadieu, Myrta Mesadieu, Edigh Charles,Milca Charles, Miryam Charles

Editing, music : Miryam Charles

Sound : Miryam Charles, Luc Boudrias