SHORT FILM COMPETITION

October
9-15, 2018

SHORT FILM COMPETITION

It seems that nowadays it is hard to see through this hysterical flow of images, in their fluxes always quicker and more teeming. Fortunately, some artists dig in the raw materials of those fluxes to get to the essence of a clairvoyant vision. Their works are woven with the same golden thread which frees from mazes.
Short films from this 2018 edition thus propose sideroads from which emanate fragrances of a poetry that has become essential. They all sail on the turmoils of inner tragedies and ride life’s euphorias. Each individual on his/her own way becomes the archaeologist of the present, the seismograph of contemporary emotions, the philosopher of the ordinary and the accountant of the extraordinary. They go through the real and scratch out the dark surface of things to extract bright beauties. Behind self-violence or violence towards the outer world, they reveal a tenderness impossible to word. Behind angry outbursts they reveal crushes. Behind the pain of loneliness they detect an exalted desire to hug the others. Behind the obvious absurdness of existence they uncover burgeoning dreams. With either the sharpness and the softness of cinema’s vocabulary, they all frame this mutual fight for freedom inherent to mankind. Against smokescreens, burning pictures. Against a world of disillusionment, the repeated process of learning wonderment.

Sébastien Jounel

Film programming
2018

Aliasare

Anton Bialas

FRA / 2017 / 21 Min

Captured by his bedroom where he paints and the outside where he thinks, by his ending childhood and quelling adulthood, Aliasare has a burning desire to break the walls that separates him from the others. It is an ode to the poets’ vision, to those tightrope walkers living high perched, hung between humans and sky, which allow the children we all have been to never die.

October 12, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 13, 2:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Anton Bialas

Côté Cœur

Héloïse Pelloquet

FRA / 2018 / 30 Min

Marilyn is in love with Aymeric, her co-worker from the port. But Aymeric is not. Ludovic almost drown. Marilyn assists him. Will Aymeric be impressed by her bravery ? The insecure teenager still in a childhood sincerity knows how to take full advantage of her so-called faults, and outlines a wonderful emerging grown-up. This is how the missed appointments and accidents lead to the best paths of life.

October 13, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 14, 4:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Héloïse Pelloquet

Exit Toll

Mohammad Najarian Dariani

FRA – IRN / 2017 / 18 Min

Around the international airport of Teheran, a tollgate worker dreams about leaving his monotonous life behind to fly away anywhere else. The absurdity of those crossing points where the flow is constant but does not prevent inertia. Hence-forth finding a meaning is following an inner movement.

October 12, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 13, 2:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With the film producers Damien Megherbi and Justin Pechberty

Fist

Sarah Al Atassi

FRA / 2017 / 21 Min

In the middle of nowhere, Bilal is a violent marginal who keeps drinking, fucking and fighting. One day he finds a rival at his level. Throw on the ground some hectolitres of sweat, saliva and blood, sprinkle with stomach rumbles and sludge, flame it with a torch, here is the recipe of the proto-language of love for this animal called human.

October 13, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 14, 4:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Sarah Al Atassi and Michel Mhanna Santoni

Remy

Guillaume Lillo

FRA / 2018 / 31 Min

Rémy retreats to his family home lost in the mountains. But the quietness he was looking for turns into a nightmare due to the harassment from his parents and the threats of winter… Rémy hopes that his best friend will come over. Exclusively made out of pictures gathered from the internet, Rémy creates a new subjectivity, either introspective or collective, and even explores the torments of ultramodern seclusion.

October 13, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 14, 4:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Guillaume Lillo

Saint Jean

Simon Rieth

FRA / 2018 / 10 Min

It is the end of the summer season for Yanis and Noé. Before school starts, the two friends meet up one last time to say goodbye on the common field of their passion for the rapper Jul. It is a film gorged with the sugar and the tart taste of the spicy candies that make you cry. The teenage elation of a snapchat generation.

October 13, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 14, 4:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Simon Rieth

Sick Birds

Anaïs Tellenne, Zoran Boukherma

FRA / 2018 / 15 Min

The authoritarian nature of Marie-Pierre makes her a leader in the very masculine world of hunting. But since a little while she does not succeed in meeting the desires of her husband, which makes her particularly jealous. Exploring the mountains of tenderness hidden between the roughness islands, Le Mal Bleu adds a continent onto the map of the Gentle.

October 12, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 13, 2:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Anaïs Tellène et Zoran Boukherma

The Song

Tiphaine Raffier

FRA / 2018 / 30 Min

At the heart of an artificial city, a childhood friends trio dreams of winning a doppelganger contest. But one of them finds another path which suits her better. She wants to become a songwriter. It is a film which creates occasions and which convinces that even on sterile lands the most beautiful flowers know how to blossom.

October 12, 8:30 PM – CGR Le Français

October 13, 2:30 PM – CGR Le Français

❢ With Tiphaine Raffier

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