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Haiti - Cinema : The film Haiti «Freda» Prize for the best film TV5 Quebec-Canada
For a rare time in its history, the jury awarded the TV5 Quebec-Canada Best Film Prize to two tied films. Rémy Girard, co-president of the jury, explained the difficulties encountered by the members of the jury in determining the winners. That’s why, for the TV5 Quebec Canada Best Film Award, the jury decided to honor two tied films. The first, a heartbreaking film "Freda" about childhood struggles, with an exceptional young actor of magnificent beauty and incredible character. The second "Petite Natutre" by French director Samuel Theis with a touching cast, a precious look at the country's youth and a rare female point of view on its society [...]"
The film "Freda" tells the story of three women who have decided to leave a disadvantaged town in the grip of growing insecurity after a traumatic event.
"Freda is first and foremost the name of a young woman in search of emancipation. From the small grocery store her mother runs, Freda is confronted with this ambient anger as a man is gunned down on her doorstep. The onset of physical death cannot obscure more intimate demons, and the film will never cease to be crossed by the attempts of its main protagonist to reveal deeply buried traumas."
Let's recall that the feature film "Freda" is in competition at the Oscars 2022 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-35234-icihaiti-cinema-the-movie-freda-by-gessica-geneus-in-competition-at-oscars-2022.html and has been widely acclaimed by critics and won several accolades, including the Special Mention of the François Chalais Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-34255-icihaiti-cinemathe-haitian-film-fredahonored-at-the-2021-canne-festival.html ; the "Discovery Award for Best Work" and the "Fiction Feature Film Audience Award" at the Namur International Francophone Film Festival (Belgium) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34977-haiti-news-zapping.html ; "Fespaco Silver Standard Prize for Best Sound" at the 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
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