Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2007
A Winter Tale
Pays concerné : Trinité-et-Tobago
Support : 35 mm
Durée : 100 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Coups de feu dans une nuit d’hivers. Des balles fusent et tuent un adolescent de 10 ans. Pendant que griefs et suspicions pèsent dans la communauté de la victime, les noctambules eux, s’adonnent à la beuverie. N’en pouvant plus Gene Wrigth demande un soutien de la part de ses amis. Parmi eux six Ñoirs réagissent de façon inhabituelle à un tel point que cela va agir sur leur communauté et sur leur esprit en déliquescence.

Frances Anne Solomon, Trinidad et Tobago, 2007

Scénario/Script : Frances Anne Solomon
Images/Pictures : Kim Derco
Son/Sound : Eyal Lierman
Montage/Editing : Michel Francis
Musique/Music : John Welsma, Mauri Hall
Décor/Set design : Christopher Pinheiro
Interprètes/Actors : Léonie Forbes, Peter Williams, Michael Miller
Durée/Length : 1h40 mn
Format : 35 mm

Contact :
Leda Serene Films
Tel.: +1 416 598 1410
Fax: +1 416 598 1354


Shots ring out one winter night and a bullet meant for a local street dealer kills a ten-year-old boy. In the downtown Toronto community of Parkdale, grief and suspicion hang heavily in the air, while the nightly patrons at Miss G’s Caribbean TakeAway resume their ritual of beer and banter. But one of them, Gene Wright, cannot go on. He begs his friends for help. In a most unusual development, six Black men make a pact to form a support group in hopes of salvaging their broken spirits and redeeming their besieged community. A Winter Tale is set against the backdrop of a multicultural community’s unrealized hopes and dreams. Bitter and tragic, funny and hopeful, the film not only tells a uniquely Canadian story that features Toronto as a central character, it also tells the universal story of Black men looking to assert their humanity in this world.

Known as Jamaica’s First Lady of Theatre and Film, Leonie Forbes began her career training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her talent established her as one of the Caribbean’s most respected artists. She has received many awards including: the Order of Distinction from the Jamaican government; the silver and bronze Musgrave (top awards of the arts, culture and science in Jamaica); and the Institute of Jamaica’s Centenary Medal. Forbes has also worked as a radio broadcaster and programmer in Jamaica.

1995 Genie Nominee Peter Williams who stars in the film alongside Ms. Forbes, is one of Canada’s finest actors. Williams has built his impressive career acting in Canadian films such as « Soul Survivor, » directed by his brother acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Williams, and « Love Come Down » directed by Clement Virgo, as well as many Hollywood film & television programs like « The Chronicles Of Riddick » and « Stargate SG-1 ».

Trinidad & Tobago/Canada, 2007, 1h40 mins, drama, English

Frances-Anne Solomon: Director
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