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Panorama - Against the Grain

Le Roi n'est pas mon cousin Annabelle Aventurin

“Le roi n’est pas son cousin” is a 17th-century French expression meaning someone is so happy, even a king wouldn’t deserve a place in their circle. In this documentary, filmmaker Annabelle Aventurin applies the expression to her grandmother and changes the “his” to “my.” Elzéa Foule Aventurin indeed comes across as an accomplished, fulfilled person. Through a series of interviews, Elzéa, author of the book Karukera ensoleillée, Guadeloupe échouée (1980), recounts her family history. In front of her loving and respectful heir, Elzéa paints a mischievous and affectionate portrait of her family while addressing colonial issues, which specific textual ellipses will also highlight.
— Editorial Team

Presented in collaboration with DOC-Cévennes and Consulat général de France à Québec

Le Roi n'est pas mon cousin

  • Country : France
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : creole, French
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 30 MIN
  • Cinematography : Annabelle Aventurin
  • Cinematography : Matti Sutcliffe
  • Editing : Maxime Jean-Baptiste
  • Editing : Mehdi Ackermann
  • Production : Annabelle Aventurin
  • Sound Design : Christelle Canot
The film’s journey :

Cinéma du réel | World Premiere

Third Horizon Film Festival | Official Selection

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