Vindicte

A Film by Ange-Régis Hounkpatin

Synopsis

Awa, 18 years old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. Has she just joined her family in Cotonou than a popular prosecution is put together in order to avenge the memory of the deceased. Facing the helplessness of the police, Awa decides to take part in it.

Director

  • Picture of Ange-Régis Hounkpatin © Sarah Joucan

    Ange-Régis Hounkpatin

    Ange-Régis HOUNKPATIN was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin. At an early age he attends a French school, and therefore benefits from a mix of cultures which feeds his imagination and his dreams for other horizons. After high school, he comes in France where he starts studying literature, but chooses cinema studies. He graduated from the “Directing”
    section of La Femis school in 2013. He then wrote and directed his first short movie in Benin, “Retaliation”, with Topshot Films.

Awards + Festivals

  • 1st LA FĚTE DU CINEMA (Official Selection, Benin)June 29, 2016
  • 12th Paris Court Devant, Paris, France (Official Selection, France)November 29, 2016
  • UN COURT TOURNABLE (Official Selection, Paris, France)December 16, 2016
  • 41st ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 24, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)June 5, 2016
  • 1st JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)June 8, 2016
  • *BEST ACTRESS*
    1st TOXFF - TOXIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)June 10, 2017
  • 32nd VALENCIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL CINEMA JOVE (Short Film Competition, Spain)June 23, 2017
  • WILDSOUND FEEDBACK FILM AND SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)June 28, 2017
  • ROMAFRICA FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competiton, Rome, Italy)July 13, 2017
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT*
    2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • 42nd ODENSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denmark)August 28, 2017
  • 12th SHORTS MEXICO – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MEXICO (INT'L LIVE ACTION COMPETITION Category, Mexico)September 6, 2017
  • 2nd FICIT - FESTIVAL DE CINE INDEPENDENT DE TRUJILLO (Official Selection, Peru)September 28, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 32nd FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florida, USA)October 27, 2017
  • 16th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE ALMERÍA (Int'l Competition, Spain)November 12, 2017
  • 21st ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, New Orleans, USA)February 25, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • *PROGRAMMERS’ CHOICE AWARD*
    19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    EUROPEAN FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)July 28, 2018
  • 3rd CORTOCIRCUITO SAVIGLIANO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Savigliano, Italy)October 22, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Ange-Régis Hounkpatin
Producer
Topshot Films
Director
Ange-Régis Hounkpatin
Director of Photography
Lucie Baudinaud
Costume Design
Caroline Leroy
Editor
Matthieu Ruyssen
Set Design
Caroline Leroy
Sound
Fabien Dao
Sound Design
Maxence Dussère
Music
Alexandre Verbiese

Details

Running Time
26 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2,35
Sound
Digital 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Topshot Films
5, rue Max Darmoy
75018 Paris, France

+33 (0) 9 51 65 24 50

contact@topshotfilms.fr
http://www.topshotfilms.fr/