Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Landis Cinema - Buck Hall - 219 N. 3rd Street
Ingrid Raphaël and Drew Swedberg

Please join the FAMS department in welcoming filmmaker Miryam Charles to campus for a screening of her celebrated debut feature, Cette Maison (This House). Miryam will join us for a post-screening conversation, moderated by Ingrid Raphaël and Drew Swedberg. 

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

 Cette Maison

Dir. Miryam Charles, 75 min, 2022

Shot on dreamy 16 mm, the stunning debut feature from Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Miryam Charles resurrects a tragedy that occurred within her own family—the unresolved death of her cousin—to weave a ghostly and gorgeous reflection on memory, grief, and what could have been. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, a teenage girl is found hanged in her room. While everything points to suicide, the autopsy report reveals something else. Ten years later, the director examines the causes and consequences of this unsolved crime. Like an imagined biography, Cette Maison explores the relationship between the security of home and the violence that can jeopardize it.

Director’s bio:
From Haitian descent, Miryam Charles is a director, producer and cinematographer living in Montreal. Her films have been presented in various festivals internationally. Cette maison, her debut feature film, had its world premiere at Berlinale Forum 2022 and has been screened at festivals worldwide, winning awards at Indie Lisboa, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and Indie Memphis. Her ongoing work explores themes related to exile and the legacies of colonization. Her second feature-length fiction film La marabout is currently in production.

Sponsored by: 
FAMS & R.K. Laros Foundation

Contact information

Drew Swedberg