THE EMPTY BOX

2016
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Credits: 

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce

Script: Claudia Sainte-Luce

Image: Maria Secco

Editing: Emma Tusell

Producers: Christian Kregel, Lola Ovando

Executive producers: Christian Kregel, Alina Uribe, Eric Lagesse, Jimmy Jean-Louis

Associate producer: Jim Stark

Production companies: Jaqueca Films SA de CV, Canibal Networks SA de CV, Equipment & Film Design SA de CV, Fondo de Inversion y Estimulos al Cine (FIDECINE), IMCINE, Sampek Productions SAS

 

 

Festivals & awards: 

FESTIVALS 2016

Toronto International Film Festival

21st Busan International Film Festival

Festa del cinema di Roma

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

THE EMPTY BOX

LA CAJA VACIA
Synopsis: 

Due to his health condition, Toussaint, a 60 year old Haitian native, goes to live with Jazmin, his 30 year old daughter in Mexico City. Toussaint is a man who wasn’t able to take root in any of the places he lived. He was not a loving father and he is a complete stranger to Jazmín. Through this compelled cohabitation, Toussaint will put together the puzzle of his past with his remaining memories and Jazmín will be able to forgive and move on with her own life.

French Synopsis: 

A 60 ans, en raison d’une santé fragile, Toussaint doit s’installer chez sa fille Jazmin, qui vit à Mexico. D’origine haïtienne, Toussaint n’a jamais été capable de prendre racine nulle part. Il n’a pas été un père aimant et est un parfait inconnu pour Jazmin. Au gré de cette cohabitation forcée, Toussaint recompose le puzzle de son passé sous le regard tantôt sévère, tantôt bienveillant de sa fille. Il permettra à Jazmin d’aller de l’avant avec sa propre vie.

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