L’Artchipel’s « Festival du Cinéma Plan Large, » takes place from May 18 through 20, featuring films that have been previously screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The three films coming up this month are La Taularde (French-Belgian film directed by Audrey Estrougo, 2015) on May 18, The Cutlass (Trinidadian film directed by Darisha Beresford, 2016) on May 19, and Félicité (a French-Senegalese film by Alain Gomis, 2017) May 20). All screenings are at 8:00pm at Salle Anacaona, L’Artchipel (Boulevard du gouverneur général Félix Eboué) Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe.
Description: Inspired by true events, The Cutlass (2016) is a dramatic thriller set in the tropical wilderness of Trinidad—a dynamic story about empowerment in the most dreadful of circumstances. After enduring a terrifying robbery, Joanna falls into the dangerous grasp of a sociopath, and is taken into the secluded jungle. She finds herself isolated in a world of natural beauty as she musters the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her kidnapper.
Darisha Beresford (Trinidad and Tobago) is the founder of Blue Basin Films and a director at Zaftik Studios in South Florida. She has won numerous awards for her Caribbean and American films, commercials and television series. Presently, she is working on writing and directing films that explore the Caribbean region.
For more on The Cutlass, see https://ttfilmfestival.com/film/the-cutlass
For more on the festival, see http://www.lartchipel.com/