Director: RAOUL PEK

106 minutes, Haiti-France, 1993, Subtitled, Colour, Beta SP

Francophonie brings together 220 million French speakers as well as the 890 million people from the 75 member states of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

To mark this annual celebration of the French language, the IFI is delighted to present a screening of Haitian filmmaker Raoul Pek’s L’homme sur les quais in partnership with the French Embassy, Institut Français and Alliance Française. Set in Haiti in the late 1960s during the brutal reign of infamous dictator François Duvalier, perversely nick-named ‘Papa Doc’, L’Homme sur les quais is narrated by a character called Sarah who recalls her childhood before and after her parents’ enforced flight from their rural town by Janvier, an impassioned supporter of the tyrannical regime. (Notes by Alice Butler.) 

L’Homme sur les quais is also the choice for this month’s IFI French Film Club where IFI and Alliance Française members can avail of discounted €7 tickets for the film. Anyone can join this club; simply give your email address to a Box Office staff member and you will be added to our ezine database for these events.



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