Festivals & Series
French Film Festival @ Home
An exciting collection of new French-language short films, allowing you to spot the major talents of tomorrow.
Mon 30 Nov 7.30pm
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A Sister / Une Soeur
Dir. Delphine Girard | 2018 | Belgium | 17 mins
Good Ol’ Bernard / Mon p’tit Bernard
A night. A car. A woman in trouble. A call.
Oscar nomination for best live action short film.
Dir Olivier Ducray, Wilfried Méance | 2020 | France | 11 mins
Our Territory / Notre Territoire
Just retired, Bernard now has only one obsession – winning the next race walking event in his own region.
Official Selection, Alpe d’Huez Film Festival 2020.
Dir Mathieu Volpe | 2019 | Belgium | 21 mins
Airhead! / Tête de linotte !
When I got to Rignano, the shanty town residents said, “You mustn’t keep any trace of our lives here in these makeshift houses. This despair is not yours to display.”
Winner, Grand Prix, Festival International Signes de Nuit.
Dir Gaspar Chabaud | 2019 | Belgium | 6 mins
A child confronted with a maths problem and his own problems of concentration, accompanied by a mother who is slowly but surely losing patience.
Prix, l’extra courts métrages d’animation, Premiers Plans Angers 2020.
Dir Marion Gaufroy | France | 2020 | 3 mins
Cannes 2018: An evocative glimpse into the world of Paul, a grandfather alone in his Provençal farmhouse. Against a backdrop of still shots, his observations range from the practicalities of everyday life to the family memories that keep him alive.
Dir Eymeric Jorat | 2015 | France | 16 mins
By a Hair / Pile Poil
Jakob, a humanoid robot, has just committed the first crime against a human being. He is destined to be destroyed, but a female lawyer tries to save him.
Winner, Best Sci-Fi Film, Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 2015. In collaboration with Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Dir.s Lauriane Escaffre, Yvonnick Muller | 2018 | France | 18 mins
Blue Dog / Chien Bleu
It is three days till Élodie will be sitting her final exam to become a beauty therapist. Her father, Francis, a butcher, would prefer her to help more in his butcher’s shop.
Winner, Best Short Film, César French Cinema Awards 2020. Prix de la Press Internationale, MyFrenchFilmFestival.
Dir Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh | 2018 | France | 17 mins
Emile, Yoan’s father, is afraid to go out and paints everything blue. One night Yoan meets Soraya, who practises Tamil dance. They find a way to help Emile venture into the outside world.
Nominated for Best Short Film, César French Cinema Awards 2020.
Take part online at the French Film Festival from Friday 27 November to Friday 4 December with fff @ home, a platform releasing each day a French film available to watch online for 24 hours, in collaboration with Festival Scope.
Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière