Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers’ short film, Fanmi, nudges us to cherish those moments we have with family before they vanish.
Heartbroken after a breakup, Martine (Marie-Evelyne Lessard) is unexpectedly visited by her mother, Monique (Mireille Métellus). Though their reunion is cordial, the distance between the two is clearly felt as both are focused solely on their own problems. Martine can’t shake her breakup, and Monique is in town for some tests… the results aren’t good.
“…the distance between the two is clearly felt as both are focused solely on their own problems.”
Fanmi, which means “family” in creole, is an incredibly subtle tale of family. Actors Métellus and Lessard succeed in finding authenticity in the small moments between mother and daughter. They capture that awkward family moment when you realize the past is the past and what’s important is right now.
In the end, Fanmi calls out the distance that forms between parent and child over time. Sadly it’s a crisis that often brings us back together, but we’re together nonetheless.
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"…succeed in finding authenticity in the small moments between mother and daughter."