Directed by Mariette Monpierre
Vincent Byrd Le Sage
Elza is a riveting, deeply personal story about the emotional journey of a young Parisian woman returning home to her native island of Guadeloupe. Bernadette (Mariette Monpierre) has tried hard to give her daughter everything. She is thrilled when Elza (Stana Roumillac), the first college graduate in the family, completes her master's degree. But Elza breaks her mother's heart by running off to Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. Based on director Mariette Monpierre's own life experience, this feature debut captures the passion and contradictions of a family in transition while offering a rare insider's view of Caribbean culture. Monpierr's critically acclaimed debut feature is gorgeously shot on the island of Guadeloupe, and is a moving, universal story on the fragile bonds of family.
Bathed in the flamingo colors and Caribbean rhythms of its location, this deeply personal debut from the writer and director Mariette Monpierre develops with a lingering attention to sensation and sound." - The New York Times
A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK
Winner Best Picture, Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
Winner Paul Robeson Award, Best Picture of the Diaspora, FESPACO, Africa
Winner Best Narrative Feature, Roxbury International Film Festival
Winner Best First Feature Special Jury Recognition, Pan African Film Festival, L.A.
Winner BAFTA Festival Choice and Festival Programmers' Awards, PAFF, L.A.
Runner up Best International Feature, San Francisco Black Film Festival
Nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay, American Black Film Festival
Nominated for Best Picture, UrbanWorld Film Festival
Nominated for Best Picture, BronzeLense Festival
Nominated for Best Diaspora Feature, 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
Nominated for Best Picture, French Afro-Caribbean Arts Awards
Nominated for Best Foreign Picture
Interested in bringing Elza to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Elza may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
"Godard proposes that thinking with one's hand is our true human condition." – Andrea Picard,' @CinemaScopeMag' THE…' https://t.co/8zBGRTyjqV'
RT' @DVDBeaver': The Rover Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/oNIKKEijwT' CAN:' https://t.co/Zy9E68hNro' OUR REVIEW:' https://t.co/OJhxFfcSxe…'
RT' @matthew_lucas': Not to go all Film Twitter here, but Jean-Luc Godard’s THE IMAGE BOOK might just be my most anticipated film of 2019. ht…
RT' @wexarts': Legendary French New Wave provocateur Jean-Luc Godard focuses on Western media’s dehumanizing portrayals of the Arab world. Sc…
Nearly 40 years after it premiered at' @semainecannes', we're finally bringing Franco Rosso's cult British reggae fil…' https://t.co/3o7Bvdj9oV'
RT' @PopMatters': '.@KinoLorber's' release of Bill Gunn's PERSONAL PROBLEMS can also be seen as a major intervention in recovering "lost" video…
RT' @Screendaily': Cult British reggae film 'Babylon' to get first ever US release (exclusive)' https://t.co/nhWs8q7qDq'' https://t.co/wed34CIIut'
RT' @mondodigital': New Mondo Review: A double dose of late period #JeanRollin as the macabre, lyrical DRACULA'S FIANCEE and experimental LOS…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.