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- Pete Hammond,



- Christian Gallichio,

The Playlist


Directed by Monica Sorelle

USA | 2023 | 95' | Haitian Creole, English, Spanish

North American Rights: CAA Agency

Xavier has remained loyal, hardworking, and well respected for decades. But as the demolition sites inch closer to home, the realities of gentrification come into focus, and Xavier’s loyalties are tested.

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"Quietly beautiful"

- Lovia Gyarkye,

The Hollywood Reporter


- Stephen Saito,

The Moveable Fest

Festivals & Awards

Tribeca Film Festival (USA) - US Narrative Feature Special Jury Mention
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)

BlackStar Film Festival (USA) - Winner Audience Award

Charlotte Film Festival (USA) - Best Narrative Feature
Mill Valley Film Festival (USA)

New Hampshire Film Festival (USA) - Grand Jury Award Narrative

Film Columbia (USA)

Indie Memphis Film Festival (USA) - Best Narrative Feature

AFI Fest (USA)

New Orleans Film Festival (USA) - Winner Audience Award
Black Harvest Film Festival (USA)

Film Fest Knox (USA)

Film Independent Spirit Awards - Winner Someone to Watch Award (Monica Sorelle), Nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance (Atibon Nazaire)

Unknown Pleasures – American Independent Film Festival (Germany)

Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA)
Pan African Film + Art Festival (USA)

Glasgow Film Festival (UK)

Green Mountain Film Festival (USA)

Movies That Matter Film Festival (Netherlands)

Minnesota Film Festival (USA)
IFF Panamá (Panama)

Miami Film Festival (USA) - Winner Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award
Curaçao International Film Festival (Curaçao)
Milwaukee Film Festival (USA)
Florida Film Festival (USA)
Filmfest DC (USA)
Atlanta Film Festival (USA)

Monica Sorelle is a Haitian-American filmmaker and artist born & based in Miami. Her work explores alienation and displacement, and preserves cultural traditions within Miami & the Caribbean with a focus on the African & Latin diasporas that reside there. Her photo and video work has been shown in group exhibitions at Oolite Arts and the University of Maryland, and supported by Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Caribbean Cultural Institute Artist Fellowship. Her feature film directorial debut, Mountains, was awarded a Special Jury Mention at its 2023 Tribeca Festival premiere, the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at BlackStar Film Festival.

Monica Sorelle


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