Moune Ô

“I close my eyes. The crowd makes me smile, breaks my body, and that’s the end.”
By presenting the festive events which accompanied the premiere of the film Jean Galmot, aventurier (1990) by Alain Maline, in which the filmmaker’s father played a role, the images of Moune Ô reveal the survival of the colonial inheritance within a western collective unconscious always marked as stereotypes. From little gestures of daily life, the resistance toward oppression comes in its own rhythm.
by Maxime Jean-Baptiste
with Gilbert Jean-Baptiste
Belgium / France 2022 French 17’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Gilbert Jean-Baptiste (Voice)

Crew

DirectorMaxime Jean-Baptiste
EditingMaxime Jean-Baptiste
MusicJosy Mass
Sound DesignAida Merghoub
SoundMaxime Jean-Baptiste
ProducerAntoinette Jattiot
ProducerThéo Deliyannis

Produced by

La Loge

Collectif Jeune Cinéma

Maxime Jean-Baptiste

Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker based in Brussels and Paris. He was born to a French mother and a Guyanese father and raised in the context of the Guyanese and Antillean diaspora in France. His interest as an artist is to dig inside the complexity of western colonial history by detecting the survival of traumas from the past in the present. His first film Nou voix (2018) was selected in about thirty festivals and art exhibitions. His second movie, Listen to the Beat of Our Images (2021), co-directed with his sister Audrey Jean-Baptiste, was selected at CPH:DOX (Special Mention), Hotdocs, and ISFF Clermont-Ferrand, among many others.

Filmography

2018 Nou voix; 14 min. 2021 Listen to the Beat of Our Images; with Audrey Jean-Baptiste, 16 min. 2022 Moune Ô

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022