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MyFrenchFilmFestival 2021, 10 short films

10 films

Discover the 11th edition of the first French film festival online created by UniFrance. The Institut français, a loyal partner of this event, proposes public screenings of a selection of 10 short films available in its catalogue.

MyFrenchFilmFestival 2021, 10 short films
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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2020
  • France
  • 17min

Motus

by Élodie Wallace and Agnès Soral

Alice gets lost in a hospital's maze of corridors, driven by the urgency of settling scores with an attacker from her past, who is now dying. It's a race against the clock to at last speak about the pain caused.

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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 24min

First Goodbyes

by Mathilde Profit

A car travels along the French coast. Inside the car, a father takes his daughter to Paris to begin her student life, a new life in an unfamiliar city, far from her childhood and from him. This voyage is their first voyage together and perhaps their last. Nothing seems exceptional and yet they both know that they must say goodbye to each other.

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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 16min

Intermission

by Anthony Lemaitre

No matter the cost, Yacine and his two pals want to see Fast & Furious 8 at the multiplex in the high rise suburb where they live. Unfortunately for them, they can only afford to see the cine-club session. For Yacine, what was meant to be a strategy transforms into an amazing experience.

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  • Fantasy and science fiction, Thriller
  • 2020
  • France
  • 10min

Filles bleues, peur blanche

by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand

A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents for the first time when they get ambushed. Whilst she’s made prisoner, he flees. During a night in the pinewood, she has to face her doubts.

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  • Fantasy and science fiction
  • 2020
  • France
  • 8min

Empty Places

by Geoffroy De Crécy

Completed before the global lockdown, Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.

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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2020
  • France
  • 17min

Beauty Boys

by Florent Gouëlou

In their small village, seventeen-year-old Léo and his friends are crazy about makeup. Jules, Léo's older brother, doesn't share his sibling's passion, fearing he'll be the laughing stock among his gang of pals. The night of the village's "open theater" event, against Jules' advice, Léo walks on the stage dressed in drag.

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  • Drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 14min

Friend of a Friend

by Zachary Zezima

A young man is sexually assaulted and subdues, punishes, then befriends his own attacker while confronting his past and the ambiguities of sexuality. Part fiction, part non-fiction, part autobiography and part dream, Friend of a Friend attempts to broaden the conversation around abuse and its motivations and implications, as well as the survivor vs. assailant dynamic and results of ostracism.

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  • Drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 22min

Sole mio

by Maxime Roy

Daniel copes as best he can with his mother who is desperate to receive news from his father. When the latter finally turns up at Daniel's place the day before his sex change operation so he can become Lisa, Daniel must force his father to at last tell the truth.

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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 21min

Miss Chazelles

by Thomas Vernay

Clara and Marie are rivals. Clara is named first runner-up and Marie has been crowned Miss Chazelles-sur-Lyon. In the village where they live, tensions mount between Clara's friends and Marie's family, while the two young women seem to have an ambiguous relationship.

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  • Drama
  • 1990
  • France
  • 54min

La Vie des morts

by Arnaud Desplechin

After a young man attempts to commit suicide, his family and friends spend a night together in a house whilst he lies between life and death in a hospital bed. Fearing the worst, three generations await the news that is sure to come, and as they do so the meaninglessness of their own lives becomes apparent…

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