Sinema Koltar #4 Indian Ocean

Concert & Screening
With Sinema Koltar, Île Courts Festival unfolds its screen right under the stars. In lineup, a selection of short films from the entire Indian Ocean. It’s facing the port that we enjoy the final part of our Sinema Koltar series, and, with it, the closing of the festival, all with a Soundtrack as musical accompaniment!


Soundtrack #3

Lespri Ravann

Before watching the scheduled films, let’s unite musically around the Soundtracks, which will act as opening. True ambassador of long-forgotten music traditions, Lespri Ravann commits itself to the renaissance of traditional Mauritian music, as a reflection of our society, to the sound of the ravanne.

Kurty Oclou > vocals, sound effects
Alain Castel > vocals, sound effects
Kerwin Castel > vocals, percussions
Samuel Dubois > ravanne, doum-doum
Jeff Armand > bongo, congas, ravanne
Emmanuel Desroches > guitar, bass

Phone Connection
Sophie Robert
Mauritius / 2015 / Fiction / 4′
Mauritian Kreol, subtitiles in English
Today, Neha and Hanuman both celebrate their birthdays. But they cannot get along because of some communication problems.
Filmmaker in attendance
Annicka Spangenberg
Mauritius / 2015 / Experimental / 3′
English, subtitled in French
Experimental contemplation about the senses, in an appeal to the imagination.
Filmmaker in attendance
Mailesan Rangaswamy
India / 2014 / Fiction / 20′
Hindi, subtitled in English
Two young shoe-shine boys flee their daily lives in the hope of fulfilling their dreams.
Escale à Pajol
Mahamoud Ibrahim
Comoros, France / 2014 / Documentary / 14′
French, subtitled in English
Yacoub, a young Libyan man, has fleed war. After crossing the Mediterrenean, he lands in France. Together with other migrants, he finds himself in a makeshift camp in the neighbourhood of Pajol, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
Filmmaker in attendance.
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.
Neela Kuppayam The Blue Sweater
Dhaneesh Jameson Kooliyath
United States, India / 2015 / Animation / 6′
Malayalam, subtitled in English
A girl promises her brother than she will knit him a blue sweater– blue being his favourite colour– by the next full moon. The next day, Unni accidentally wanders into the forbidden forest and, there, discovers a strange object that takes him on a long journey. He will return only on the day which the promise is meant to be fulfilled.
Doubles With Slight Pepper
Ian Harnarine
Trinidad + Tobago / 2012 / Fiction / 16′
English, subtitled in English
In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles by the market. When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.
Rough Life
Sitraka Randriamahaly
Madagascar / 2015 / Animation / 5′
Without dialogue

If you haven’t been born with a silver spoon in your mouth and your future hasn’t been safely traced out in advance, then get up and start walking!
Filmmaker in attendance.
Deported From Homeland
Krishna Luchoomun
Mauritius / 2013 / Documentary / 4′
Mauritian Creole and English, subtitled in English
Testimony of Mrs Bancourt, one of the oldest still-living exiles from Chagos. She talks to us about her love for her country and the terrible pain of exile.
Filmmaker in attendance
A Home For These Old Bones
Julien Silloray
Guadeloupe / 2013 / Fiction / 22′
French, subtitled in English
JBB is an old man in Guadeloupe. He lives in a shack on a plot of land from which he is set to be evicted. He despairingly seeks the help of Hilaire, a witch doctor. But Hilaire will cause a bigger mess for JBB than he’s already in.

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