Donoma (The Day Has Come [Sioux])
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Under difficult odds, the very independent Haitian filmmaker Djinn Carrénard manages to pull off this irreverent, sensual, and garrulous ‘guerilla' film. Filmed on location in and around Paris, with a handheld camera and a 150 euro budget, Donoma showcases strong performances in a series of striking, trance-like vignettes. The stories of Analia, a teacher at a technical lycée on the verge of a breakdown, Chris, a sexually inexperienced photographer who decides to proposition the first man she encounters in the metro, and Salma, an agnostic who encounters the supernatural, all intersect in this edgy yet strangely romantic film. The director Abdellatif Kechiche (La Faute à Voltaire, L'Esquive, La Graine et le mulet) has dubbed it a magnificently sensitive and intelligent film with a carefully orchestrated plot.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film; Winner: Best Canadian Film, Toronto Film Festival
Official selection Acid, Cannes Festival 2012
Co-sponsored by the Department of Africology and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Djinn Carrénard, DVD, 101 min, France, 2011 (French)