Jean Gentil

Jean Gentil is a film by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas that captures the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle of Haitian professor Jean Remy Genty, and his compounding worries about finding a suitable career and starting a family. Synopsis as follows (via Berlinale):

“The Haitian professor Jean Remy Genty is always on the move, looking for work. A graceful figure, he stands out in the crowd: a model Christian. On his journeys we see the changing scenario of the city, its excessive development. Although a job on a building site is a possible option for the unemployed Haitian, Jean does not feel up to it, feeling old and weak. He is looking for something more suited to the intellectual he considers himself to be. And so he spends years looking for employment worthy of himself and his education. Jean starts to give up hope; he feels the natural need to grow, to have a home, a wife. His desires and thoughts become confused. Bad feelings start to grow within him, distorting his perception of everyday life…”

Trailer can be seen down below:

Jean Gentil