THFF'18: Petit Frère


O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Sep 30, 2018 3:30 PM


Third Horizon Film Festival presents the U.S. premiere of Petit Frère.


A Martian rover explores the streets of Santiago de Chile. A dog, born in Haiti and called Courage, works detecting bombs at La Moneda, the governmental palace. Meanwhile, Petit-Frère Wilner, a Haitian immigrant, is being interviewed in a makeshift television studio. To interrogate exile and identity—in this case, that of the Haitian community in Chile—Petit-Frère uses a fragmented form, full of surprises and u-turns, that proceeds via displacement and free association. Guided by a Creole voiceover—the language that Petit-Frère uses for the news bulletin he publishes for his community—we thus enter into a dialogue, between the collective and the personal, the dreams and the reality of these first-generation immigrants, visions of the future and ghosts of the past.


Presented with the short film:

Directed by Shabier Kirchner
Antigua & Barbuda / 14 minutes / 2018 / English
World Premiere!

Tiquan, A 13-year-old Antiguan, recounts bits of his daily life in his small village and