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A bouquet of French Shorts at the Cleveland International Film Festival

 

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3 Epistolary Films

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: 10TH GRADE STUDENTS OF LA GUERCHE-DE-BRETAGNE'S HIGH SCHOOL
RUNNING TIME: 8 MINUTES
Aurélien, Adama, Liza. Three short letters written and filmed by the students of a French high school.


Charon

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: YANNICK KARCHER
RUNNING TIME: 16 MINUTES
Freshly retired, a man doesn't know how to occupy his days. For fear of being killed by boredom, he gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house. 


Hizia

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: CHABNAME ZARIAB
RUNNING TIME: 20 MINUTES
As Louise prepares to go out of her building, a man hands her a bag before being picked up by the police.


The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady

PORTUGAL, FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: GABRIEL ABRANTES
RUNNING TIME: 20 MINUTES
Tired of being a banal architectural ornament, a sculpture runs away from the Louvre to confront real life on the streets of Paris.


Haute Cuisine
FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: MERRYL ROCHE
RUNNING TIME: 24 MINUTES
Ever since Marie joined multi-star chef Bruno Mercier's restaurant, she only thinks of perfecting her skills. But sous-chef Thomas is wary of this possible rival. During a service, Marie cuts herself, letting a few drops of blood mix with her...


Migrants

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: HUGO CABY, ANTOINE DUPRIEZ, AUBIN KUBIAK, LUCAS LERMYTTE, ZOÉ DEVISE
RUNNING TIME: 8 MINUTES
Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. Along their journey they will encounter brown bears, with whom they will try to cohabitate. 


My Life in Versailles

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: NATHANIEL H'LIMI, CLÉMENCE MADELEINE-PERDRILLAT
RUNNING TIME: 29 MINUTES
Violette is an eight-year-old Parisian girl who is passionate about ancient Egypt, chocolate mousse, and her best friend Malcolm. One evening in November, Violette loses her parents and must go live with her uncle...in the Palace of Versailles.


o28

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: OTALIA CAUSSÉ, GEOFFROY COLLIN, LOUISE GRARDEL, ANTOINE MARCHAND, ROBIN MERLE, FABIEN MEYRAN
RUNNING TIME: 5 MINUTES
In Lisbon, a German married couple is about to get aboard the legendary n°28 tramway, but their ride is about to become a much bigger adventure than expected.


OEIL POUR OEIL

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: THOMAS BOILEAU, FRANÇOIS BRIANTAIS, ROBIN COURTOISE, ALAN GUIMONT, MALCOLM HUNT, MATHIEU LECROQ
RUNNING TIME: 6 MINUTES
A one-eyed pirate captain keeps recruiting new crews of one-eyed pirates in his relentless journey to finally bring home the treasure.

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The Saverini Widow

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: LOÏC GAILLARD
RUNNING TIME: 20 MINUTES
Bonifacio 1883: extreme south of Corsica. The widow of the late Saverini lives in an isolated house near the cliffs with her only son Antoine and her dog. During the day she assists women giving birth in town. One night...


Sous la Glace

FRANCE
DIRECTED BY: LUCE GROSJEAN, ISMAÏL BERRAHMA, FLORE DUPONT, LAURIE ESTAMPES, QUENTIN NORY, HUGO POTIN
RUNNING TIME: 7 MINUTES
On a lake, a heron is fishing while winter arrives. 

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