Competition - FictionFilms in VOD

Freda

By Gessica Généus

Devastated by earthquakes, Haiti is a country buried under corruption, violence and colonial legacy. Freda lives with her mother and sister in Port-au-Prince and, at the age of 20, she refuses to give up and wants to believe in the future. But how can she stay when everything compels her to leave? 

Spotted in 2017 with The Sun Will Rise, Gessica Généus directs her debut feature film, shot in Creole and carried by extraordinary actresses. She tells the story of her country with love, sings its courage and celebrates the deep joy that persists despite the heartbreaking reality.

Co-presented with TV5Monde

Cinema release at City Club Pully: March 2022

  • Section Competition - Fiction & Films in VOD
  • Original language(s) Haïtian Creole & French
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

Latin AmericaWomen*Humanitarian


Director(s)
Gessica Généus
Writer(s)
Gessica Généus

Casting

  • Néhémie Bastien
  • Fabiola Rémy
  • Cantave Kerven
  • Rolaphton Mercure
  • Djanaïna François
  • Gaëlle Bien-Aimé
  • Juancito Jean

World sales

  • Nour Films

Production

  • Nour Films

Cinematographer

  • Karine Aulnette

Sound

  • Thomas Van Pottelberge
  • Joël Rangon

Editor

  • Rodolphe Molla
Duration
93'
Year
2021
Production country
Haiti, Benin & France
Status
Swiss Premiere
Monday 7 March

20:30

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 12 to 20 March 2022
(subject to availability)

Saturday 12 March

18:30

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Sunday 13 March

16:00

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening