My French Film Festival II: Short Film Program
Coinciding with this month's My French Film Festival II Series, Filmatique is hosting ten shorts from France and two more in partnership with Belgium and Canada. Spanning explorations of contemporary French existence to eco-cinema, period drama, a road trip involving a father and his queer son, and an animated piece revolving around the (mis)adventures of a squirrel, Filmatique's My French Film Festival II Shorts Program presents a diverse panorama of works from the Francophile filmmakers of tomorrow.
Blue Dog by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh
France / 2018 / 17'
Émile is afraid of the world. He no longer goes outside and paints everything blue. One night, his son Yoan encounters Soraya, a teenage fan of Tamil dance. She will help him find the right color.
A Man My Son, by Florent Gouëlou
France / 2017 / 34'
Fred is a projectionist like his father. When he has to project a film on the Cotentin Peninsula, he convinces his father to hit the road with him. They embark on a journey where different generations, drag-queens and family affairs mingle.
Judith Hôtel by Charlotte Le Bon
France / 2018 / 16'
To sleep forever is what Rémi dreams of. An insomniac for the past eight years, his life has become an unbearable nightmare. Booking a room in the highly sought-after Judith Hôtel offers him the chance to start anew.
The Seventh Continent, by Noé Debré
France / 2018 / 22'
We know nothing about Émile apart from a persistent rumor that he lives in an electric car sharing booth. This is where Thybald comes to offer him three hundred bucks to find Claire Soares, his girlfriend who has gone missing. Émile will go as far as the seventh continent to track her down.
Wild Love by Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux &
France / 2018 / 7'
During a romantic escapade, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime will not go unpunished.
The Collection by Emmanuel Blanchard
France / 2017 / 13'
Paris, 1942. In the middle of the Occupation, Victor Gence, an unscrupulous merchant, buys artworks belonging to Jewish collectors at extremely low prices. On a tip from a concierge he manages to enter the apartment of Mr. Klein.
Adapted from The Invisible Collection by Stefan Zweig.
Flowers by Baptiste Petit-Gats
France / 2018 / 19'
Bérénice criss-crosses the city on All Saints' Day. Flowers must be found for the grave. Her son Sacha has other projects. Too bad. Flowers must be found for the grave.
At Dawn by Julien Trauman
France / 2018 / 22'
During their graduation party on a beach, three teenage friends take a ride into the darkness on a stolen inflatable dinghy. They wake up the next morning, lost at sea, with no food, water, or shelter.
Little Hands by Rémi Allier
Belgium / 2017 / 15'
When the employees of a chemical products factory learn that the factory is going to close down, Bruno, a worker with radical leanings, kidnaps the director's one and a half year-old son Léo in order to negotiate.
A Belgian film, in partnership with Wallonie Bruxelles Images.
Fauve by Jérémy Comte
Canada / 2018 / 16'
In an open-pit mine site, two boys go ever deeper into a twisted game of power, with nature as their only witness.
A film from Quebec, in partnership with Telefilm Canada.
Hybrids by Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau & Romain Thirion
France / 2017 / 6'
When underwater fauna must adapt to environmental pollution, the whole food chain changes.
There’s No Love Stronger Than Ours by Laure Bourdon Zarader
France / 2018 / 13'
Pauline and Noham love each other madly. When Pauline's mother tells her that they're moving to Paris, Pauline, incapable of being separated from Noham, decides to stay in her home town. One slight problem: Pauline is only ten years old.