OUVERTURES

By Louis HENDERSON, Olivier MARBOEUF

SPECTRE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2019

Moving from the frozen landscapes of the Jura mountains to the urban centres of Port-au-Prince, Ouvertures brings the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture back to life.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Historical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, HAITI
    • Languages
    • CREOLE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 140 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Louis HENDERSON, Olivier MARBOEUF
    • Writer(s)
    • The living AND THE DEAD ENSEMBLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier MARBOEUF (SPECTRE PRODUCTIONS), Louis HENDERSON (SPECTRE PRODUCTIONS), Sarah PERKS (HOME MANCHESTER)
    • Synopsis
    • Moving from the frozen landscapes of the Jura mountains to the urban centres of Port-au-Prince, Ouvertures brings the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture back to life. In France a Haitian researcher tries to read the past within the stratigraphic layers of Jurassic limestone, whilst in Haiti a group of young actors translate and rehearse scenes from Monsieur Toussaint, a play written by Édouard Glissant, that recounts the last days in the life of Louverture dying in exile in a prison cell in the Jura, 1803. Ghosts from the pantheon of Haitian history visit Louverture on his deathbed and put him to trial. As the play proceeds the actors become possessed by their characters, and eventually the ghost of Louverture joins the group and takes them on a voyage for a new kind of exile.
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