December

Freda

Géssica Généus

Powerful, vibrant drama about young Haitian Freda. She simply wants to live a peaceful and fulfilling life, but the precarious living conditions and increasing violence in Haiti do not make that easy. Her boyfriend Yeshua wants her to live abroad with him. But shouldn’t she stay and fight for her family and country?

Freda lives with her mother Jeanette and two siblings in Port-au-Prince. They make ends meet with their little grocery street shop, while Freda also studies anthropology at the university. There she engages in fierce discussions about politics, corruption, racism and social injustice. Meanwhile, her carefree sister Esther is simply going out, looking for good times and breaking hearts left and right. ‘You take everything too seriously,’ Esther tells Freda.

When her boyfriend Yeshua is over from the Dominican Republic, where he went to live after being the victim of a random shooting, he asks her to move there with him. But at home, her sister needs her, and her mother struggles with trauma related to her past. Now Freda has to navigate several gut-wrenching dilemma’s all on her own. Interspersed with real-life footage shot during violent anti-corruption protests, and overflowing with fantastic Haitian music and dancing.

Credits

Director
Géssica Généus
Type
Fiction
Country
France, Haïti, Benin
Year
2021
Duration
93 minutes
Spoken language
French, Haitian Creole
Subtitles
EN / NL
*Theatres with subtitles and in-depth programme in English.

Theatres, dates and times

Alkmaar
Tue 12 Dec at 18:45 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 11 Dec at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 13 Dec at 19:15 in Kriterion*
Amsterdam
Tue 19 Dec at 19:00 in Rialto VU*
Apeldoorn
Tue 12 Dec at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 20 Dec at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Breda
Sun 10 Dec at 16:00 in Filmhuis Breda
Delft
Thu 7 Dec at 20:30 in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 10 Dec at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
Sun 10 Dec at 20:00 in MIMIK
Gouda
Thu 7 Dec at 20:00 in Filmhuis Gouda
Groningen
Tue 12 Dec at 20:30 in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 12 Dec at 19:00 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 11 Dec at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Middelburg
Mon 11 Dec at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Schiedam
Tue 19 Dec at 20:00 in Wenneker Cinema
Utrecht
Mon 11 Dec at 18:45 in Louis Hartlooper Complex*
Wageningen
Tue 19 Dec at 20:00 in Movie W*