“Unfinished Sentences”: Best Feature Length Film (CTFF)


Kudos to Mariel Brown (Trinidad and Tobago) whose Unfinished Sentences just won Best Feature Length Film at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival (also see #caribbeantalesfilmfestival). The Caribbean Tales Film Festival took place from September 5 to 20, 2018.

Description: In the wake of writer and columnist Wayne Brown’s death in 2009, his filmmaker daughter, Mariel, examines his legacy in her time of grief. In Unfinished Sentences, Mariel examines the nature of family, love, loss and art, and in so doing, learns that, through his writing, her father can transcend space and time to connect with her. Unfinished Sentences features interviews with Caribbean writers Mervyn Morris and Rachel Manley as well as close friends and family of Wayne Brown. Different visual approaches to the documentary are realised by directors of photography Sean Edghill and Nadia Huggins with Edghill focusing on reenactments (which were filmed on Super 8 film) and Huggins creating a poetic visual aesthetic.

Logline for Unfinished Sentences: A writer father and a filmmaker daughter walk the fine line between adoration and disappointment, success and failure, family and art. Until he dies and in her grief, she discovers his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to her own self.

For more information, see https://caribbeantalesfestival.com/ and previous posts https://repeatingislands.com/2016/03/17/film-fundraising-campaign-for-unfinished-sentences/, https://repeatingislands.com/2017/07/24/review-of-mariel-browns-unfinished-sentences/, https://repeatingislands.com/2017/09/06/trinidadian-film-unfinished-sentences-signed-by-brazil-agent/ and https://repeatingislands.com/2018/04/03/unfinished-sentences-premiere-at-bocas-lit-fest/

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