Enn fim indien par Ritesh Batra Ki ena lakwizinn dan so zistwar Vinn gout sa zafer-la… E amen ou katora pou partaz ek zot tou!

At the heart of winter, Porteurs d’Images Association brings ★SINEMA KOLTAR ★LEKRAN KATORA ★THE LUNCH BOX to you. Two captivating, free, open-air screenings in the villages of Rivière du Rempart and Bambous !


Ritesh Batra
Fiction / India and Germany / 2013 / 102′
Languages : Hindi and English with French subtitles

Middle-class housewife Ila makes another attempt at “spicing up” her marriage, this time through the magic of cooking. She has prepared a new dish which she desperately hopes will arouse some interest in her neglectful husband.

She has it delivered to his office, but a mix-up in the delivery service makes the lunchbox land at the desk of another office employee, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Unaware of the mistake, and curious about the lack of response from her husband, Ila folds a little note into the next day’s lunchbox in the hope of getting to the bottom of this mystery.


Cannes 2013 – International Critics’ Week
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
London Film Festival 2013
Saint Jean de Luz International Film Festival – Best filmmaker
Extravagant India Festival (Paris) – Best film
Fleury fait son cinéma Festival 2014 – Best director

SINEMA KOLTAR: [sinema kolta:r] Idiom (Mauritian Creole). Free open-air film screening organised by Porteurs d’Images Association for everyone in an accessible location; we strongly encourage you to bring your family and friends, your picnic mats, comfy cushions, jumpers and snacks, for a night of exceptional cinema. Zame mo pa pou bliye sa bann fim mo’nn gete dan sinema koltar-la !



Porteurs d’Images
T. 465 38 26
E. [email protected]

Organized by > Porteurs d’Images Association
Partner > Rentacolors
In collaboration with > Riverside Shopping Centre | Rivière du Rempart District Council | Medine | Piton District Council | MFDC – Mauritius Film Development Corporation

Porteurs d’Images Association with the financial contribution of the European Union and the assistance of the ACP Group of States



DEMAIN (TOMORROW) by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent


dime-dan-moris-poster In Mauritius, the French Development Agency, the GML Joseph Lagesse Foundation and Porteurs d’Images Association are proud to present DIME DAN MORIS, a series of screenings and discussions revolving around the documentary DEMAIN (TOMORROW) by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, which bagged the César Award for Best Documentary Film in 2016 and which more than a million worldwide have already viewed! It will also be an occasion to discuss the future of Mauritius in the areas of agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education.


Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent
Documentary / France / 2015 / 118’
Langue : French @ MCine
Langue : French, English subtitles @ UoM

All around the world, solutions are emerging!
What if showing these solutions on the screen, telling stories that do us good, was the best way to solve these ecological, economic and social problems plaguing our society? Following the publication of a study predicting the possible annihilation of part of humankind by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent decided to travel, in a team of four people, to ten different countries in an attempt to understand what could cause such a disaster and how to avoid it. All along their journey, they meet pioneers who are changing the face of agriculture, energy and economic management, democratic processes and education. By piecing together these concrete, progressive projects that are already having their impact locally, they are able to glimpse a world that could emerge tomorrow…
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Lekran Miray

Porlwi by light

Cinematographic Installation.

On the occasion of PORLWI by Light, Porteurs d’Images association is offering to transform part of the outer wall of the Photography Museum into a public screen on which to project more than 20 short Mauritian films, all under the banner of a Festival with Lekran Miray.

Between the walls…
of a house, a family, a society.

In these closed spaces where
intimate lives unveil themselves,
dreams are painted
and memory writes itself down.
It is also here that murmur things
of the greatest tenderness
and erupt all that is violent.

When the city’s facades become screens,
film-stories bloom out one by one
from the walls of the Photography Museum
to narrate themselves,
tug at your heartstrings,
carry you away…

To the rhythm of your nightly meanderings,
let yourself, even if for a fleeting moment,
be captivated by one of these stories,
one of these intimate gazes, testimony
of this world we call ours.



Baraz . Bisanvil . Boutik . Ca Fourmille dans ma tête . Gangway . Glissé, Tombé . Home, Away . It’s Not a Joke . Kaso . L’Alliance . L’Esprit voyageur . Le Renard, l’Ours et la Souris . Le Rosier . Le Tableau vivant . Made in Mauritius . Wall Street Legim . Papan Kulta . Phone Connection . Rod Zegwi dan Pikan . Ruz . Shanti


Azim Moollan . Charlotte Nina . Damien Dittberner . David Constantin . Gaston Valayden . Gopalen P Chellapermal . Jawid Kadir . Joelle Ducray . Jon Rabaud . Katty Laguette . Krishna Luchoomun . Mikhael Botebol . Ritvik Neerbun . Sarah Hoarau . Stéphane Bellerose . Sophie Robert . Wassim Sookia

Sinema Koltar of Grand Gaube

Sinema Koltar

Lekran Kreol

With sinema koltar, let’s unfolds the screen right under the stars. In lineup, Porteurs d’Images presents a selection of short films in Kreol language, on the occasion of Festival Internasional Kreol Moris 2015. All together at sinema koltar, we will enjoy stories touching our souls and revealing our imagination. Aswar, tann lekran koz kreol !

Bis la Pase
Julian Ratinon
Mauritius / 2015 / Fiction / 4′
French, subtitled in English

The Creole expression “bis la pase” means that the time has arrived to embark on one’s very last journey.
Colas, Le Dictionnaire
David Constantin
Mauritius / 2003 / Fiction / 13′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French
Colas is a fisherman in Mauritius. But his true passion is to read his dictionary – to the great displeasure of his wife, Élise, who complains about her husband’s laziness. One day, Colas finds out that Élise has pulled out the pages of his dictionary in order to wrap the doughnuts she sells. He is ready for anything in order to find another dictionary to read.
Phone Connection
Sophie Robert
Mauritius / 2015 / Fiction / 4′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French
Today, Neha and Hanuman both celebrate their birthdays. But they cannot get along because of some communication problems.
Gaston Valayden
Mauritius / 2010 / Fiction / 7′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French

Two neighbours decide to use the fence between their houses to show their different political and religious belongings. But a hurricane brings them together.
Damien Dittberner
Mauritius / 2015 / Fiction / 15′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French
Gaëtan has lost the toy solider with which he had been playing. While he’s figuring out how to replace it, it doesn’t take him long to realize that the adults around will be of no help. So, Gaëtan decides to play their own game by their own rules…
Annicka Spangenberg
Mauritius / 2015 / Experimental / 3′
English, subtitled in French
Experimental contemplation about the senses, in an appeal to the imagination.
Sarah Hoarau
Mauritius Réunion Island / 2010 / Fiction / 10′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French
The story of a 45-year-old woman who could not fulfil her dream of becoming a singer, and now works as a hairdresser. Her only comfort is her daughter Nina, who is odious to her mother. Her friend Emma starts telling Nina about her mother’s life.
Wassim Sookia
Mauritius / 2014 / Fiction / 26′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French
Kevin is nine years old and a goalkeeper. He is a fan of the famous keeper Dev Gopala and owns only worn-out oven mitts as gloves. His neighbour and coach gives him woollen gloves as gifts, and Kevin soon attains perfect mastery over their use. But he subsequently loses the new gloves in a most unfortunate manner.
The Encounter
Jon Rabaud
Mauritius / 2012 / Fiction / 17′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in French
Dim, a 17 years old teenager, became introverted since he lost his father. One day, influenced by his friend Alex, he runs away from school to go to a river. Willing to help his friend to find distraction and escape from a strict mother, Alex hopes that Dim will leave all his torments behind him. But sometimes the road to hell is paved with good intentions…
Rod Zegwi Dan Pikan
Azim Moollan
Mauritius / 2015 / Experimental / 5′
Mauritian Creole, subtitled in English
A moment suspended, in mid-air, in Melissa’s memories of tightrope-walking…

The Screenings

Wherever you are on the island, Ïle Courts Festival invites you to embark upon an exciting world tour at the heart of contemporary short filmmaking. Indoor or under the stars, the Festival’s screen spreads itself out this year in Rose Hill, Bagatelle, Port Louis, Chemin Grenier, Tamarin and Mahebourg, for all audiences. In addition to the Indian Ocean or International programmes, each screening is hosting:
    • a Mauritian film from the 2014 Festival’s productions for open air screenings
    • a Mauritian film written and directed by the students of the École du Nord, before each children’s programme
All the screenings are free.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Thursday 9 October 2014

Short Films For Those In Short Trousers

09:00 Young audience . 6 > 9 year olds
IFM . Rose Hill

Keeping It Short!

10:30 Young audience . 10 > 14 year olds
IFM . Rose Hill

Island To Island . Indian Ocean Evening #2​​​

19:00 All audiences
Jardin de l’église . Chemin Grenier

Stepping Into The Realm of Feature Films

19:00 All audiences
L’Atelier​ littéraire . Port Louis

Friday 10 October 2014

Saturday 11 October 2014

Short Films For Those In Short Trousers

09:00 Young audience . 6 > 9 year olds
IFM . Rose Hill

Keeping It Short!

10:30 Young audience . 10 > 14 year olds
IFM . Rose Hill

All In High Relief!

16:00 As from 12 years old
Cinéma Star . Bagatelle

Festival Favorites . Closing Night

20:00 All audiences
Théâtre de Pointe Canon . Mahébourg

Festival favorites . Closing night

In Mahebourg, an amphitheatre converts itself into an open-air picture house facing the sea. The programme consists of our great favourites of international short films, those that have tugged at our heartstrings; we cast a special eye on the African Metropolis Collection and the films that the Festival invitees have brought in their suitcases from New York and Toronto. Let yourself be carried away, for it’s the very last screening of the 7th edition of Île Courts Festival!

Un Arbre, une rencontre...
Un Arbre, une rencontre… (One tree, one encounter…)
Sébastien Sauvage
Mauritius / 2014 / Documentary / 9′
On the island of Mauritius, a few trees are trying to survive to their confrontration with Humans. Portrait of four of these beings full of life and resisting the erosion of the environment. Here, the fragile mangrove lives at the rhythm of the lagoon’s backwash. There, a stubborn filao faces the ocean. Further off, a generous banyan gives refuge to men, while an endemic palm tree suffers from the loneliness of being the last survivor of his species.

​Collection “Notre Histoire n’a pas d’images”
In the presence of the director

Shiva Bajpai
United States, India / 2013 / Fiction / 12′
In the middle of the 2008 credit crunch, Raju, an undocumented immigrant in New York, works for an agency that repurchases loans from individual debtors. He ends up having to face the decision of choosing between his work permit and the woman he loves.

The invitees’ favourite
In the presence of the director.

The Fox and the Chickadee (Le Renard et la mésange)
The Fox and the Chickadee
Evan deRushie
Canada / 2012 / Animation / 7′
A famished fox falls upon a chickadee ensnared in a farmer’s trap. Determined to find a way out of this dire situation, the chickadee proposes a deal to the fox. She will help him find food throughout the winter… so long as he does not gobble herself up as snack.

TAIS’s favourite
Home coming
Home coming
Jim Chuchu
Kenya / 2013 / Animation / 11′
Reverie, science fiction et obsessional love blend into each other as an wildly infatuated neighbour comes up with stranger and stranger situations to seduce the woman of his dreams.

African Metropolis
The Tourists (Les Touristes)
The Tourists
Malcolm Sutherland
Canada / 2007 / Animation / 3′
A brief look at the transitory nature of holidaymakers’ lives on the beach.

TAIS’s favourite
Vincent Moloi
South Africa / 2013 / Fiction / 13′
The Berea of Aaron Zuckerman has long since disappeared from existence. Nevertheless, a last link keeps the reclusive old man, living in his tower house, in touch with the present world: the weekly visit of a beautiful stranger.

African Metropolis
L'Autre femme
L’Autre femme (The Other Woman)
Marie Ka
Senegal / 2013 / Fiction / 13′
Forced to share a house with her co-wife, a housewife in her fifties has a moment of self-revelation.

African Metropolis
The Bee / L'Abeille
The Bee
Tojosoa Andrianarison « Cid »
Madagascar / 2014 / Animation / 5′
A bee finds itself stuck in a window and asks itself existential questions.

Indian Ocean favourite
In the presence of the director.
Meu amigo Nietzsche (Mon ami Nietzsche)
Meu amigo Nietzsche (My friend Nietzsche)
Fáuston da Silva
Brazil / 2013 / Fiction / 15′
The unlikely meeting between Lucas and Nietzsche marks the beginning of a revolution in the young boy’s mind, in the midst of his family and of his society. At the end, he’s no longer a little boy, he’s a li’l bomb!

The Festival’s favourite

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