KANAVAL wins the Amplify Voices Award - Best BIPOC Canadian Feature
“There has never been a Canadian film that captures both magical realism and post-colonial trauma, in such a beautiful, poetic, and convincing way. Seamless in the way the story has been weaved together, this film refuses to follow a linear storyline, understanding intimately how the past and future always exist in the present, and lifting centuries-old legacies into the cinema. Centered around the powerful and awe-inducing performance of newcomer Rayan Dieudonné, this film is an honest ode to the immigrant experience. The jury celebrates Kanaval and the singular cinematic talent of Henri Pardo.”
Its also worth mentioning that Kanaval received an honorable mention for BEST CANADIAN FILM at TIFF #tiff23 -
Huge congrats to Henri Pardo and to the entire cast & crew!
WORLD PREMIERE - Toronto International Film Festival 2023
Canada, Luxembourg | 2023 | 112m | French, Creole
Kanaval is the story of one young boy’s journey from a small port town on the coast of Haiti in 1975, during the town’s celebrations of carnival, before a traumatic event forces him and his mother to flee to Quebec