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Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2014
I’ve Seen the Unicorn
Vincent Toi
Pays concerné : Île Maurice
Réalisateur(s) : Vincent Toi
Avec : Vincent Toi
Durée : 61
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire

Français

L’histoire d’un jeune pêcheur et son rêve de devenir jockey à l’Île Maurice. Chaque année sur l’Île Maurice se déroule une légendaire course de chevaux… Âgé de 15 ans Alvinio Roy a toujours rêvé de conduire un cheval au Maiden Cup. Il se lève à 4h du matin tous les jours pour travailler comme palefrenier en échange de leçons équestres afinde monter sur un cheval et participer au sports des Rois. A Maurice, la course de chevaux est un héritage de la colonisation britannique.
Le film reconsidère le post-colonialisme à travers plusieurs personnages dont une jeune pêcheur qui rêve de devenir jockey, un parieur rasta, un bookmaker, un jockey irlandais et le propriétaire des plus vieux étables de l’hémisphère sud.



Un film de Vincent Toi



2014 | Île Maurice / Canada | Documentaire | 1h01 Minutes | Créole / Anglais/ Français (sous-titrés, Biographie, Drame, Histoire.



avec Ah Sen Li Hee Cheong, Alvinio Roy, Robbie Burke







I’ve Seen the Unicorn – Official Trailer from Ive Seen the Unicorn on Vimeo.


Réalisateur : Vincent Wong Chung Toi (Vincent Toi)

Scénariste : Vincent Wong Chung Toi

Images : George Fok

Son : Pierre-Luc Lecours, Myriam Boucher, Pierre-Olivier Rioux

Monteur : Daniel Dietzel

Compositeurs: Jonas Bonnetta, Pierre-Luc Lecours

Producteurs: Vincent Toi, Michael Massicotte, Marley Sniatowsky, Sophie Bédard Marcotte, Sonya Mladenova (Co-Productrice), George Fok (Co-Producteur)

avec le soutien du Fonds Francophone (OIF / CIRTEF)

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/iveseentheunicorn



CONTACT: michaelmassicotte(@)live.ca





2014 | Hot Docs, TORONTO, Canada, du 24 Avril au 04 mai 2014

* Sélection : Canadian Spectrum

* Première Mondiale : World Premiere

English

The story of a young fisherman and his dreams of becoming a jockey in Mauritius.

In the sixties, Mauritius, a small island barely populated for the last four hundred years, inherited a sport and culture very much favored by its past colonizers: horse racing. I’VE SEEN THE UNICORN is a documentary that looks at life around the Maiden Cup horse race, the biggest event in Mauritius.

The film examines post-colonialism through various characters involved in this tradition, including: a young fisherman who dreams of becoming a jockey, a Rastafarian gambler, a bookie, an Irish jockey, and the owner of the oldest stable in the southern hemisphere. As the event unfolds we are given a unique glimpse into the lives of the people in Mauritus and how their dreams are shaped by this legendary horse race.

A film by Vincent Toi

2014 | Canada | Documentary | 61 Minutes | Creole English French (Subtitles), Biography, Drama, History

Stars:
Ah Sen Li Hee Cheong, Alvinio Roy, Robbie Burke

Director:
Vincent Wong Chung Toi (as Vincent Toi)

Writer:
Vincent Wong Chung Toi

Producers:
Vincent Toi
Michael Massicotte
Marley Sniatowsky
Sophie Bédard Marcotte
Sonya Mladenova (Co-Producer)
George Fok (Co-Producer)


Cinematographer:
George Fok

Editor:
Daniel Dietzel

Composers:
Jonas Bonnetta
Pierre-Luc Lecours

Sound:
Pierre-Luc Lecours
Myriam Boucher
Pierre-Olivier Rioux


THE PROGRAMMER NOTE (Hot Docs 2014)

On the tiny island nation of Mauritius, Alvinio Roy, a young, stouthearted fisherman, dreams of becoming a champion jockey at the fabled Champs de Mars Racecourse. Though a remnant of the British Empire, which ruled Mauritius until 1968, horse racing has endured as the lifeblood of the island. As one local explains, « There are beaches-and horse racing! » We follow Alvinio and other horse racing aficionados-a Rastafarian gambler, a shrewd bookmaker, an Irish jockey and the head trainer of the Gujadhur family stables-in rapt anticipation of the year’s ultimate race: The Maiden Cup. With a lyrical eye, director Vincent Toi throws us into the nail-biting sport of horse racing to evoke a nation resolute in spirit despite centuries of colonial rule. I’ve Seen the Unicorn conjures a tangible, fragrant sense of place and a nation galloping forward on its optimism. Justin Mah

2014 | Hot Docs, TORONTO, Canada, April 24 – May 4, 2014
* Selection : Canadian Spectrum
* Première Mondiale : World Premiere
* SCREENING: TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 – Sun, Apr 27, at 8:30 PM
* SCREENING: TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 – Mon, Apr 28, at 12:30 PM
* SCREENING: ROM Theatre – Fri, May 2, at 4:30 PM
Co-Presenter(s): Canadian Sport Film Festival
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