BLACK CINEMA CLUB presents ELZA

  • July 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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ELZA(2011)

Director:Mariette Monpierre

Writers: Mama Keïta, Mariette Monpierre

Stars: Stana Roumillac, Vincent Byrd Le Sage, Christophe Cherki

Duration: 78min

(Subtitled)

First shown in the UK @ The IBW Film Festival 2013

Trailer:ELZA

A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known.

A single mother in Paris, Bernadette tried hard to give her daughters everything. She is thrilled when her eldest, Elza, the first college graduate in the family, completes her master's degree. However, Elza breaks her mother's heart by running away to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. This feature debut by writer/director Mariette Monpierre offers an unusual insider's view of lush island culture as she captures the passion and contradictions of this family.

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  • Marie-Lyne

    No prob. I enjoyed the event, so it wasn't much of a stretch. Also, it was nice to meet some of the BCC members. I do have a question though. When is the next event?!

    August 4, 2013

    • Jide

      The next screening will be Sept 1st as we can't hold one at the end of August. Will be posting the details this week.

      August 5, 2013

    • Marie-Lyne

      Can you give us a clue as to what it would be or might be about??

      August 5, 2013

  • sharon h.

    Thought provoking film. As a first timer to this meet up, it was well organised. I was impressed that the main character, the actress took time to meet and mingle with the audience. The Q and A was interesting! A lot to think about on my journey home.
    What do others think about having a father who was always present, but cold and criticising or comparing his daughters performance to other peoples children?

    July 30, 2013

    • Jide

      Very interesting question. My opinion, I think it's wrong to compare ones children with other peoples predominantly because like any flower, a certain amount of its growth and beauty is determined by how it is nurtured. A child is a reflection of its influences, therefore a reflection of the parents interaction or not.

      July 31, 2013

    • Marie-Lyne

      Well, I thought we had established that this "father" was much of a father in fact. My idea of a father is someone whom one can go to for guidance, there for protection (as one of the panel members mentioned), but also can be playful (when and if needed). Lots could be learned through plays. However, perhaps, it could be argued that he [the father] did the best he could with what he knew. On a final note, I guess it takes a certain amount of integrity & maturity to be a decent parent.

      August 4, 2013

  • Jide

    Big shout out to Marie-Lyne for translating for BCC on Stana. Great Job. Thanks to Sharon, Dionne & Sonia for making their presence known. I always find it humbling when I see members actually make themselves known. Thank you for your support, it's members like you that make our efforts worthwhile and spiritually rewarding.

    July 31, 2013

  • Marie-Lyne

    Though I had already seen the film, I'm glad I have seen it once more. Still enjoyed it second time around. My friend also enjoyed it and we talked some more about it afterwards!!

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Bella

    Finally!

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • MJ

    Sorry to miss this!

    July 27, 2013

  • cat

    Film sounds interesting...

    July 21, 2013

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