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The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF)  celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. Four French films have been selected for the 12nd edition of the festival which will take place from September 6th to 21st, 2017, in Toronto.

 

Torments of Love, by Caroline Jules

Wednesday, September 20th, at 8:15 pm
Two sisters emotionally ‘tormented’ by their father who gave little in the way of affection and love and yearn in nostalgia for their grand mother who has now passed, in a beautiful French Caribbean setting.

#CTFF2017 Torments of Love Trailer from CaribbeanTales on Vimeo.

Battledream Chronicles, by Alain Bidard

Wednesday, September 6th, at 6:15 pm (Opening Night)
Set in Martinique, the animation film Battledream Chronicle tells about the story of Syanna and her classmates, who struggle to succeed at school during a futuristic age where everyone is a slave and must bring 1000 experience points every month to their master in exchange for their life. Those experience points can only be collected in Battledream, a dangerous video game where players die for real.

Le Gang des Antillais, by Jean-Claude Barny

Saturday, September 16th, at 6:15 pm
Le Gang des Antillais is an adaptation of Loïc Lery’s book, written while he was in Fleury-Merogis. The book retraces the story of an Antillean labourer’s group in the 1970s. In order to appease social and cultural claims, the French government moved a whole group of ultra-marine youngsters to the Metropolis. At their arrival, the young Creoles must deal with daily racism and insecurity. The main character, Jimmy, is led through a fate he can not control. Facing violence, he realises his responsibilities, shortcomings and desires. Meeting Patrick Chamoiseau, his prison’s instructor, will become his liberation. This movie, by Jean-Claude Barny, is an additional tool for the historic Black empowerment struggle and their place in society.

Le Gang Des Antillas- Trailer from CaribbeanTales on Vimeo.

Caribbean Girl NYC, by Mariette Monpierre

Wednesday, September 20th, at 6:15 pm
Caribbean Girl NYC tells an immigrant story, the millennial way, set in the heart of New York City – the ultimate destination. CGNYC is an original comedic series following the lives of four twenty-something Caribbean women living in Brooklyn. Isabelle, a narcissistic and immature aspiring actress, fresh off the plane from Guadeloupe, dreams of being rich and famous and finding love in NYC. There’s only one problem: She has no working papers and no money!

#CTFF2017 Caribbean Girl NYC: Teaser from CaribbeanTales on Vimeo.

For more informations and reservations, please visit http://caribbeantalesfestival.com

The Royal 608 College Street Toronto

TORONTO - 4 French films at the 2017 Caribbean Tales Film Festival

When
September 6 to 21, 2017
Where
The Royal
608 College Street Toronto

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF)  celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. Four French films have been selected for the 12nd edition of the festival which will take place from September 6th to 21st, 2017, in Toronto.

 

Torments of Love, by Caroline Jules

Wednesday, September 20th, at 8:15 pm
Two sisters emotionally ‘tormented’ by their father who gave little in the way of affection and love and yearn in nostalgia for their grand mother who has now passed, in a beautiful French Caribbean setting.

#CTFF2017 Torments of Love Trailer from CaribbeanTales on Vimeo.

Battledream Chronicles, by Alain Bidard

Wednesday, September 6th, at 6:15 pm (Opening Night)
Set in Martinique, the animation film Battledream Chronicle tells about the story of Syanna and her classmates, who struggle to succeed at school during a futuristic age where everyone is a slave and must bring 1000 experience points every month to their master in exchange for their life. Those experience points can only be collected in Battledream, a dangerous video game where players die for real.

Le Gang des Antillais, by Jean-Claude Barny

Saturday, September 16th, at 6:15 pm
Le Gang des Antillais is an adaptation of Loïc Lery’s book, written while he was in Fleury-Merogis. The book retraces the story of an Antillean labourer’s group in the 1970s. In order to appease social and cultural claims, the French government moved a whole group of ultra-marine youngsters to the Metropolis. At their arrival, the young Creoles must deal with daily racism and insecurity. The main character, Jimmy, is led through a fate he can not control. Facing violence, he realises his responsibilities, shortcomings and desires. Meeting Patrick Chamoiseau, his prison’s instructor, will become his liberation. This movie, by Jean-Claude Barny, is an additional tool for the historic Black empowerment struggle and their place in society.

Le Gang Des Antillas- Trailer from CaribbeanTales on Vimeo.

Caribbean Girl NYC, by Mariette Monpierre

Wednesday, September 20th, at 6:15 pm
Caribbean Girl NYC tells an immigrant story, the millennial way, set in the heart of New York City – the ultimate destination. CGNYC is an original comedic series following the lives of four twenty-something Caribbean women living in Brooklyn. Isabelle, a narcissistic and immature aspiring actress, fresh off the plane from Guadeloupe, dreams of being rich and famous and finding love in NYC. There’s only one problem: She has no working papers and no money!

#CTFF2017 Caribbean Girl NYC: Teaser from CaribbeanTales on Vimeo.

For more informations and reservations, please visit http://caribbeantalesfestival.com