WELCOME! BIENVENUE!

Looking Backwards — Looking Forwards

It's hard to believe that this year marks our 10th anniversary. We began this festival with the idea that film is one of the great means of communicating; it's a way to break down some of the walls that divide us from each other. We felt that by providing a space to show films from all over the Caribbean basin and beyond, we could help bridge some of the natural barriers of language and distance, and build a place where people from across the region could meet and share their cultural experiences, using cinema as a vehicle.

Our first year we brought films and filmmakers from Martinique, Jamaica, Venezuela and Cuba. The next year we added Columbia, and Guatemala, then Guadeloupe, Brazil, Mexico, Haiti, France, Mauritania, Trinidad and Tobago, and even Guinea Bissou. The interaction that has emerged is remarkable. When Raoul Peck presented Lumumba, the audience was spellbound, and afterwards the questions went on so long we had to turn out the lights. Similarly, last year Patrick Chamoiseau and Jose Hayot showed Nord Plage, and after the film, Chamoiseau spent almost an hour with a full audience discussing his views on the social development of Caribbean society. Not to mention the overwhelming emotion when Michele Montas presented The Agronomist, a film about the assassination of her husband, Jean Dominque, in Haiti. These are the kinds moments we live for.

Every year we bring a mix of film and people together and see what alchemy emerges from the mix. And this year we once again have a wonderful group of films and guests and we can only imagine what excitement they will bring us. Bon Cinema!

Ellen Lampert-Gréaux
Joshua Harrison

To contact us:

Click on either name to send email or send us a fax at (212) 727-1774.

Ellen Lampert-Gréaux
elgreaux@wanadoo.fr
St Barth
+590 590 27 80 11 tel
+590 590 29 74 70 fax

Joshua Harrison
jharrison@stbarthff.org
New York
+212 989-8004 tel
+212 727-1774 fax

Or send email to:
staff@stbartff.org

2005 PROGRAMME / PROGRAM

Tous les films sont en français ou en V.O. sous-titrés en français

All films in French or with French subtitles.


Lundi 25 avril
Monday April 25
18h00

10e anniversaire, fete d'ouverture
10th anniversary opening night party

Venue: La Plage


Mardi 26 avril
Tuesday April 26
20h00

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
Wim Wenders
USA, 1999, 35mm, 100 min.

Suivi le best of... les premiers 10 ans du festival
Plus the best of... the first 10 years of the St. Barth Film Festival

Venue: l'AJOE


Mercredi 27 avril
Wednesday April 27
20h00

L’EXTRAORDINAIRE DESTIN DE
MADAME BROUETTE

Moussa Sene Absa
Canada/Senegal/France 2002, French, 104 min.

Soiree internationale de la francophonie
An international film from the French-speaking world

Venue: l'AJOE


Jeudi 28 avril
Thursday April 28
20h00

BIGUINE
Guy Deslauriers
France, 2004, 90 min.

Venue: l'AJOE


Vendredi 29 avril
Friday April 29
20h00

NEG MARON
Jean-Claude Flamand Barny
France, 2004, 95 min.

Venue: l'AJOE


Samedi 30 avril
Saturday April 30
20h00

CARNETS DE VOYAGES
MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Walter Salles
Argentine / Brésil / Chili / Pérou / USA,
2004, 126 min.

Suivi par la fete de cloture
Plus closing night party

Venue: La Plage