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2016

France - Mexico

101min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: Spanish

Cast

Claudia Sainte-Luce

Jimmy Jean-Louis

Pablo Sigal

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

 

FESTIVALS 2017

Island House Film Festival in Nassau

Punta del Este International Film Festival

Miami Intl Film festival

Mooov Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival

4th Biennial Haiti Film Fest in NY

PANORAMICA 2017 Stockholm's Latinamerican film festival

THE EMPTY BOX

LA CAJA VACIA

a film by :Claudia Sainte-Luce

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.

Trailer

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Photos

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