I've Seen the Unicorn
Showings
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2Sun, Apr 27 8:30 PM Not Available  
 
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3Mon, Apr 28 12:30 PM Not Available  
 
ROM TheatreFri, May 2 4:30 PM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Runtime:61
Copyright:2014
Country Listing:Canada
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Official Rating:G
Subtitles:NO
Language:Creole
English
French
(Subtitles)
Program Categories:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Immigration, Multiculturalism & Race
Sports & Leisure
African Cultures & Issues
Website:http://iveseentheunicorn-film.com/
Screening Info
Co-Presenter(s):Canadian Sport Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Vincent Toi
Producer(s):Vincent Toi
Michael Massicotte
Marley Sniatowsky
Sophie Bédard Marcotte
Sonya Mladenova (Co-Producer)
George Fok (Co-Producer)
Editor(s):Daniel Dietzel
Writer(s):Vincent Toi
Cinematographer(s):George Fok
Composer(s):Jonas Bonnetta
Pierre-Luc Lecours
Sound:Pierre-Luc Lecours
Myriam Boucher
Pierre-Olivier Rioux
Description
On the tiny island nation of Mauritius, Alvinio Roy, a young, stouthearted fisherman, dreams of becoming a champion jockey at the fabled Champs de Mars Racecourse. Though a remnant of the British Empire, which ruled Mauritius until 1968, horse racing has endured as the lifeblood of the island. As one local explains, "There are beaches—and horse racing!" We follow Alvinio and other horse racing aficionados—a Rastafarian gambler, a shrewd bookmaker, an Irish jockey and the head trainer of the Gujadhur family stables—in rapt anticipation of the year’s ultimate race: The Maiden Cup. With a lyrical eye, director Vincent Toi throws us into the nail-biting sport of horse racing to evoke a nation resolute in spirit despite centuries of colonial rule. I’ve Seen the Unicorn conjures a tangible, fragrant sense of place and a nation galloping forward on its optimism. Justin Mah
Included Shorts
Flor de Toloache (4min) More
Additional Information

Canadian Film Review - "Watch"

The Arts Guild - 7.6/10, "Stunning."

Katie Chats - Interview with Vincent Toi and Michael Massicotte