From September 25th to September 27th, enjoy “Le bonheur d’Elza” online screening and meet the cast on Saturday September 26th 4pm!  

Director: Marietta Monpierre 
Runtime: 1h 20 mins 
Country: France/Guadeloupe 
Language: French (with English subtitles) 

Executive Producer: Eric Basset 
Cinematographer: Rémi Mazet 
Producer: Mariette Monpierre, Gérard Lacroix, Edgard Tenembaum, Eric Basset 
Writers: Mama Keïta, Mariette Monpierre 
Editor: Virginie DangladesJerome Raim 

Starring: Stana Roumillac, Vincent Byrd Le Sage, Christophe Cherki, Mariette Monpierre, Sophie Berger, Teddy Doloir, Eva Constant, Jihane Botreau-Roubel, Auriana Annonay,  

Synopsis: This riveting 80-minute feature, filmed on location in Paris and the French West Indies, explores the emotional journey of a young Parisian woman who returns to her native island of Guadeloupe in search of the father she has never known.  The New York times critics’ pick 2012. 


  • Winner Best First Feature Special Jury Recognition, Pan African Film Festival, L.A.
  • Winner Best Narrative Feature, Roxbury International Film Festival 
  • Winner BAFTA Festival Choice and Festival Programmers’ Awards, PAFF/L.A 
Meet the host.

Meet the host.

Mariette Monpierre: From the beaches of Guadeloupe to the bright lights of the Big Apple, Mariette Monpierre is a rising star in the film & television industry. Growing up in Paris, films fascinated Mariette Monpierre. She completed her master’s degree in Languages and her BA in Television & Medias at l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne and her graduate degree in American Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts. She then moved to Manhattan to follow her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Mariette’s latest documentary, an immigrant story, “Between 2 Shores” is experiencing a successful run in the film festival circuit and aired in January on PBS/World Channel as part of AfroPop 10th anniversary. Her first TV pilot “Caribbean Girl NYC”, a new comedy series, premiered in Toronto at Caribbean Tales International Film Festival in September 2017 and aired on FLOW network in the British Caribbean. Her latest documentary films on Muslims in the west indies aired on France Television in September 2019.