March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor
$8 reg / $5 students / FREE for VTIFF Members
VTIFF Presents: Ti Laurent
Sponsored by Main Street Landing & The Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College
Directed by John Rasmussen
Haiti | Creole w/ English subtitles | 2015 | 84 min
Director John Rasmussen is Assistant Professor of Filmmaking in the Division of Communication & Creative Media at Champlain College. He will be in attendance at the screening to introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.
Based on the novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, Ti Laurent is the story of a wayward young man making his way across an indifferent landscape in search of food and shelter. He follows his hunger through debris and drifters into the arms of various masters. Each one of them possesses different qualities of deceitful abusiveness; some disguise it as tough love and others as kindness. Ti Laurent’s rogue nature guides him safely through most of his dark comic adventures, until he runs into the unfamiliar foe of mediocrity, clothed in untrue purity. This new beguiling adversary leads him into a false sense of stability.