French focus: French surprise III

JAIL QUARTERS (Aux battements du parloir)

France / 2016 / 13 min 30 sec

Director: Pascal Marc

Producers: Anne Luthaud, Joanna Sitkowska


5 pieces of life showing the path of a young man from childhood to his twenties, as he visits his imprisoned father with his mother.


BLINK (Blink)

France / 2016 / 5 min 26 sec

Directors: Manon Ghys, Victoria Léger, Nathan Rémy, William Steiner

Producer: Gilbert Kiner


The story of Blink takes place in the 90s. The protagonist, Arthur, is a neurotic and shy young man. One day, he is faced with a problem: his case of cello is too big to go into the trunk of his car.



DISARMING (Désarmant)

France / 2016 / 1 min 54 sec

Director: Nicole Desjardins


All the weapons of the world will never lead to forget us that we are every equals in front of the nature! Weapons against the violence are not necessarily the ones of whom we think: the artist, the clown, the dreamer, the sleepyhead are the big winners of the battle against the horror...


GROUNDED (Grounded)

France / 2016 / 4 min 10 sec

Director: Lucas Durkheim


A young soldier without experience is sent to a surveillance post, in the middle of the desert.


RÉSISTANCE (Résistance)

France / 2016 / 7 min 13 sec

Directors: Alex Chauvet, Anna Ledanois, Quentin Foulon, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat, Fabien Glasse

Producer: Charly Boyer


How to welcome our guests.


THE WALKER (Le Promeneur)

France / 2016 / 6 min 5 sec

Director: Thibault Chollet

Producer: Olivier Chabalier


A night in an almost deserted city.

A man falls prey to his shadow.


I AM EVERYDAY SEXISM (Je suis le machisme ordinaire)

France / 2016 / 3 min 27 sec

Director: Fabrice Roulliat

Producer: Ezequiel Ferraria


Julie is convened in the office of the Headmaster because his daughter hit a classmate. An unacceptable behavior! But Julie does not see it that way and will put words on the unacceptable.


GARDEN PARTY (Garden Party)

France / 2016 / 6 min 50 sec

Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Producer: Charly Boyer


In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.


PA FUERA (Pa Fuera)

France / 2016 / 16 min 40 sec

Director: Vica Zagreba

Producer: Avi Amar


The young Stella and her little girls live with Corto, isolated.

They are bored and spend their time singing and dancing. Eddy, a former lover of Stella’s shows up. He invites them to his concert. Stella cannot resist.



RED DAWN (Red Dawn)

France / 2016 / 3 min 17 sec

Directors: Vincent Boulot, Jean Burtschell, Romain Couturiaux, Guillaume Deleuze, Sébastien Lerclerc

Producer: Gilbert Kiner


The Red Dawn story draws a parallel between two destinies, that of a king and a that of a volcano. They confess to us their regrets and their incapacity to manage their own power.


VINAIGRE (Vinaigre)

France / 2017 / 8 min 30 sec

Directors: Pierre Teulières, Sébastien Auger

Producer: Vladimir Feral


Vinaigre is a solitary man, a bit of a weirdo who lives in a sandpit full of wrecked cars. His days are spent playing policemen and thieves with his buddy Mario, a foam dummy.

His sole human contact is the delivery guy who drops off some food cans at the boarder of his territory.



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