The Soul of the Bossales

Les âmes bossales

26th TIDF: World Premiere

The “Bossales” were the African slaves who won the Haitian war of independence. This term now qualifies as a rebellious person, like the protagonists of the film. Charlotte, a human rights defender, Foukifoura, a satirical columnist, Edris, a filmmaker of the insurrection, Michou, a worker struggling to survive, Ramoncite, an enigmatic voodoo priest. In the nowadays explosive social situation, they all embody the soul of their rebellious country: an incandescent home of political and spiritual resistance.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: François Perlier
Cinematography: Nicolas Contant, François Perlier
Editing: Céline Ducreux
Sound: Benoit Perraud
Production: Corpus Films
Producers: Odile Méndez-Bonito
Co-production: Bleu et Rouge Productions
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Haiti, France
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 81'
Contact: Corpus Films

François Perlier


2012 Voukoum
2015 Le cri du milan noir
2017 Camille Senon, la dame du pays rouge
2020 Le souffle de Martha
2023 La Vie recommencée
2024 The Soul of the Bossales