The poster for Coolie Pink and Green, a film by Patricia Mohammed (T&T;, 2009)
Coverage of this year’s trinidad+tobago film festival began yesterday in the September issue of the Caribbean Review of Books. First up is a review by Andre Bagoo of Coolie Pink and Green, which won the People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film at last year’s Festival. Every week from next week, for the duration of its September issue, the CRB will publish new reviews of films to be screened at the ttff/10.
Do note that although the ttff and the CRB have entered into an official partnership for this venture, the films for review were selected by the CRB, and the reviews have been independently commissioned. The opinions expressed in the reviews, therefore, will be the reviewers’ own, not the ttff’s. (See a note by the CRB’s editor, Nicholas Laughlin, here.)
Like Nicholas, we are happy to be bringing together the worlds of Caribbean film and literature. Not only are the arts inextricably interconnected, but we believe in the need for a critical context for the work of our filmmakers, and are glad that the CRB is willing and able to help in this regard.