9th WINTER FRENCH SHORT FILM SCREENING
Tigres à la queue leu leu (Tigers Tied Up in One Rope), dir. Benoît Chieux / Les Films de l'Arlequin (8') ANIMATION - PREMIERE
Tired of being constantly scolded by his mother, a young lazy boy finally decides to set to work. In the process, he will find unsuspected resources of imagination and perseverance.
AWARDS: Special Jury Prize & Audience Choice for the SICAF Kid in Competition, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, 2015; Young Audience Prize, International Animated Film Festival in Geneva (Animatou), 2015; Best Animated Film for Kids, Multivision (Russia), 2015; RNC Media Prize for Animation, Abitibi-Témiscamingue Film Festival (Canada), 2015.
Mon Héros (My Hero), dir. Sylvain Desclous / Sésame Films Animation (29'32") - PREMIERE
Yan, who distributes flyers dressed as a chicken, fortuitously meets his brother, Rémi, a suit-wearing real estate agent who is escorting potential Chinese investors.
Le Dernier des Céfrans (The Last Frenchman), dir. Pierre Emmanuel Urcun / La Mer à Boire Productions (30'17") - PREMIERE
Rémi is unemployed. Urged by both his mother and girlfriend, he decides to enlist, but he is afraid of his best buddies' reactions. Besides, can he, the last céfran* of the projects, really leave? ( *céfran: male name. Slang. Synonyms: Frenchman, Gallic.)
AWARD: Canal+ Prize, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, 2015.
Le Repas Dominical (Sunday Lunch), dir. Céline Devaux / Sacrebleu Productions (13' 47") ANIMATION - PREMIERE
Every Sunday, Jean has lunch with his family. They ask questions but don't listen to his answers, they give advice, but don't follow it themselves... It's Sunday and Jean cannot wait for the day to be over.
AWARDS: Prix Unifrance du Court Métrage 2015; Special Jury Mention, Leeds International Film Festival, 2015; - Special Jury Prize (National Competition) & Best Francophone Film, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2016; Critics Prize for Best Short Film, Anima Brussels, 2016; Best Film, Espinho International Animated Film Festival (Cinanima), 2015.
Guy Moquet, dir. Demis Herenger / Baldanders Films (29'54") - PREMIERE
Guy Moquet promised Ticky that he would kiss her tonight at dusk, in the middle of the pond, right in front of everybody. His friends think he is crazy but Guy Moquet doesn't care and works all day on creating the perfect moment...
AWARDS: Best Screenplay, Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival, 2015; Special Jury Prize, IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, 2015; Special Jury Prize & Audience Prize (National Competition),Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2015.
La Nuit Américaine d'Angélique (Angélique's Day For Night), dir. Joris Clerté & Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet / Senso Films (7'25") ANIMATION - PREMIERE
When she discovers François Truffaut's Day for Night, Angélique decides that she wants to become a script girl, just like Nathalie Baye's character in the movie.
Essaie de mourir jeune (Try to Die Young), dir. Morgan Simon/ Easy Tiger (20') - PREMIERE
It's Vincent's birthday. Drifting through the dark night, Vincent and his father, Hervé, are looking for something to do. You only turn 25 once.
La Contre Allée (Back Alley), dir. Cécile Ducrocq / Année Zéro (28’50”) - SFFF 2014
Suzanne has been a prostitute for 15 years. She has her turf, her regular johns, her freedom. One day, young African prostitutes who charge way less than Suzanne settle nearby. She feels threatened.
AWARDS: Best Actress, Special Jury Prize for Acting (Laure Calamy), Sundance Film Festival 2015; "Small Golden Rail" Award for Best Short Film, Cannes International Critics' Week 2014.
Sous tes doigts, dir. Marie-Christine Courtès / Vivement Lundi ! (13') ANIMATION - SFFF 2015
When her grandmother dies, a teenage girl born and raised in France discovers her family's past in Indochina, and learns to embrace her cultural background. Dedicated to the forgotten victims of the Indochina War, the silent women who, from 1956, lived for many long years in the Sainte-Livrade refugee camp (France).
AWARD: Special Jury Prize, Espinho International Animated Film Festival (Cinanima), 2015.
Saturday March 5
6pm: Doors open /
7pm: Films start.
Post Screening Discussion with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob follows the screening. The audience will be invited to vote for the “Sacramento César Awards.”