Sylvie’s films are steeped in poetic realism, like a delicate recording of the emotional conditions of humanity, its virtues and weaknesses. They often inherit a magical twist by taking refuge in her own paradise – her imagination.
Of German-Dominican descent, questions of belonging have been a driving force in her filmic exploration. Her ability to bend genres and seamlessly navigate between formats is often fueled by a focus to shift our gaze and rework historical injustice.
Her debut short, The Prophetess, has won and traveled several film festivals around the globe.