Green Days by the River, a film adaptation of Michael Anthony’s classic 1967 novel of the same name, will open this year’s trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff/17).
The ttff made the announcement via its website on Wednesday evening.
This will be the first local film by a T&T director and producer to open the festival.
Director Michael Mooleedhar’s film is set in the idyllic countryside of 1950s Mayaro and re-tells the story of15-year-old Shell. Newly arrived in the village, he quickly gets caught between his longing to be a man, and his child-like innocence in the face of adult cunning.
With adolescent hormones raging, amidst the beauty of the local girls and the Mayaro landscape, the quiet storm that’s brewing may prove more than Shell can handle and life as he once knew it may never be the same again.