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COUSINES

World Premiere

Director: Richard Senecal

Haiti, 2005, 95 min

Festival Year:2006

Category:Narrative Feature

WINNER: Best Producer and Best Actor Female

Cast:Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jessica Geneus, Jerry Lentz Rocher, Soledad Elizabeth Jean, Rudolph Moise

Crew:Producer: Wilkenson Bruna - Sound: John Mogene

Sales:Wilkenson Bruna c/o Will Brothers Entertainment, Fort Lauderdale, FL - T: (954)316-3851 - F: (954)316-3856

Email:wbruna AT willbrothers.com

Web:www.cousinesthemovie.com

Synopsis

Jessica is a young Haitian woman whose quiet life in Port-au-Prince is turned upside down when her father suddenly dies. Without him around to pay the bills she soon finds herself out on the street. But she is taken in by her friend Johanne, a woman who ekes out a lavish existence due to the "generosity" of her many lovers. When Johanne is hospitalized, Jessica is left with some difficult decisions. Will she succumb to the lure of Johanne's lifestyle and the promises of a wealthy and handsome suitor, or will she embrace the simple life and the love of her classmate Bobby? Set amidst the lush Haitian landscape, this is a compelling look at temptation and the choices some people have to make in order to survive.

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About the director

Richard Senecal is a well known Haitian director and producer. He started his career as an advertisement and music video director. He was involved also as director of photography or editor in many Haitian feature films. In 2001 he directed and produced his first feature length film "Barikad" that was critically acclaimed in Haiti and he 2003 he directed "I love you Anne" the most popular Haitian comedy ever done. Richard Senecal owns and leads Imagine Haiti, a well-known production facility.

Notes

Director Richard Senecal, Producer Wilkenson Bruna and actors Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jessica Geneus and Rudolph Moise Actor will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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