Director : Carlos Lascano
Screenwriter : Carlos Lascano
Producers : Jonathan Hazan, Alexandre Charlet
Presentation by and discussion with director Carlos Lascano
Saturday, March 31 – 8:00 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 12 min 43 • General Audience
It is an autumn night in the park of a dreary city. We enter the fragile world of a young girl seated on a bench – a world that is filled with shadows and lights, somewhere between reality and the imaginary. This young girl shares her many visions of the real world.
Director : Philippe Lasry
Screenwriter : Philippe Lasry
Producer : Benjamin Celliez
Starring : Norah Krief, Mounir Margoum, Lucas Bonnifait, Laure Desmazières
Presentation by and discussion with director Philippe Lasry
Saturday, March 31 – 8:15 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 14 min • General Audience
Karine, an actress, has her first audition in a long time. In the scene, she must cry. But in some cases, crying can become torture.
Director : Slony Sow
Screenwriter : Slony Sow
Producer : Jean-Maurice Belayche
Starring : Gérard Depardieu, Eriko Takeda, Sabine Lenoël
Presentation by and discussion with director Slony Sow
Saturday, March 31 – 8:30 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 17 min 43 • General Audience
Benjamin, the owner of a vineyard, watches as his wife passes away in his arms from a terminal illness. Suicide is the only way he knows how to cope with mourning. But a young Japanese tourist shows up for a wine tasting and gently guides him through the mourning process through a series of symbols and cultural exchanges.
Director : Alexandre Mehring
Screenwriter : Alexandre Mehring
Producer : LOUMA SYSTEM & BACON BROTHERS
Starring : Charlie Bruneau, Sandra Valentin, Jean-Noël Brouté
Presentation by and discussion with director Alexandre Mehring & actress Charlie Bruneau
Saturday, March 31 – 8:50 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 53 min 33 • Parental Guidance
Tonight, Gérard, a rich orthopedic surgeon, has decided to end his life. Unfortunately, his plans are thwarted when he meets Julie and Camille, two young sisters who come out of nowhere and show him a very different outlook on life. They will bring him into an old child memory… perhaps to change his destiny?
Director : Emilie Cherpitel
Screenwriter : Emilie Cherpitel
Producer : Candice Zaccagnino
Starring : Cécile Cassel, Antoine Rodet, Vincent Marie
Presentation by and discussion with director Emilie Cherpitel
Saturday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 14 min 52 • General Audience
Eva wakes up alone in an unfamiliar apartment. Her lover from the previous night is nowhere to be found, but Leon – his little brother – is there, unattended. She is left with no choice but to look after him for the day.
Director : Stéphane Freiss
Screenwriter : Stéphane Freiss
Producer : Arouna Lipschitz
Starring : Stéphane Freiss, Laurent Gérard, Christophe Bouisse, Françoise Lépine, Nicole Gueden
Presentation by and discussion with director and actor Stéphane Freiss
Saturday, March 31 – 10:00 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 18 min 30 • General Audience
Stuck in a hospital bed, all Alice wants is to be examined by Dr. House. Her son, Christophe, is desperate to make his sick mother happy, so he thinks of Stéphane Freiss as look-a-like for Hugh Laurie and Laurent Gerra to imitate his voice. Together, they will come up with a crazy script. Will they be able to pull it off for Alice?
Director : Foued Mansour
Screenwriter : Foued Mansour
Producer Manager : Xavier Fréquant
Starring : Christian Sinniger, Vincent Rottiers, Hacène Nini, Laurent Maurel
Presentation by and discussion with director Foued Mansour
Sunday, April 1 – 8:00 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 16 min • General Audience
On a small construction site in the middle of nowhere, three workers receive an unexpected and dreaded visit from the company Human Resources manager.
Director : Bernard Tanguy
Screenwriter : Bernard Tanguy
Producer : Benoît Blanchard, Bernard Tanguy
Starring : Jean-Toussaint Bernard, Ioana Geonea, Frédérique Bel, Sandy Whitelaw, Daniel-Jean Cassagne, DOrothée Lussey, Oscar Relier, Antoine Gouy, Jonathan Cohen, Raphaëlle Bouchard, Francis Van Litsenborgh, Marie Donnio, Benoît Szakow, Jean-Paul De Medeiros, Sarah Bensoussan, Damien Dorsaz, Samuel Dupuy, Cyrielle Debreuil, Tiffany Cheirix
Presentation by and discussion with director Bernard Tanguy
Sunday, April 1 – 8:16 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 19 min 30 • General Audience
A young corporate lawyer realizes that the old homeless Romanian in front of his building looks like his grandmother. One night, he makes her a sign: “I could be your grandmother.” The passers-by are moved and give her more money than usual. The news spreads, and soon other homeless people ask him to make signs for them as well. The young man is quickly overwhelmed by the demand for his clever slogans.
Director : Michaël Barocas
Screenwriter : Michaël Barocas
Producer : Michaël Barocas
Starring : Philippe Laudenbach, Bastien Bernini, Lahcen Elmazouzi, Françoise, Mourad Boudaoud, Michel Cantin, Emmanuel Bonami
Presentation by and discussion with director Michaël Barocas
Sunday, April 1 – 8:36 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 8 min 40 • Parental Guidance
Jacques is an old man living a peaceful retired life. As he returns from his daily walk one day, two men force themselves into his apartment. They want money and they will do anything to find it. But Jacques has a few tricks up his sleeve…
Director : Julien Sèze
Screenwriter : Julien Sèze
Producer : Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Starring : Robert Bennett (voice over)
Presentation by and discussion with director Julien Sèze & producer Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Sunday, April 1 – 8:45 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 2 min 50 • General Audience
It has been weeks since the old Santiago caught a fish. In the village, everybody says he is too old for this…
Director : Duy Nguyen
Screenwriter : Yossera Bouchtia
Producers : Gerhard Stiene & Alex Denison
Starring : Nora Achrati, Kathleen Gonzales, Olisa Enrico, Kaleb Dunlap
Presentation by and discussion with director Duy Nguyen & Crew from VCUarts Cinema
Friday, March 30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 19 min 36 • Parental Guidance
Illegal and trapped in a polygamous marriage, Laila, an immigrant from Morocco, struggles to raise her son in America. Her courage and autonomous drive is what compels her to reach out for help.
Director : Promotion 2011, section VFX
Screenwriter : Promotion 2011, section VFX
Producer : Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière
Starring : Kevin Aubin, Nadine Tité, François Belin, Guillaume Beck
Presentation by and discussion with director Promotion 2011, section VFX, Christian Guillon and with ENS Louis Lumière Director Francine Lévy
Friday, March 30 – 11:20 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 7 min 30 • General Audience
A young student mysteriously shrinks to the size of his comic book and delves into the depths of an imaginary world. He decides to explore this new world which is full of surreal and unexpected surprises.
Director : Raphaël Lefèvre
Screenwriter : Raphaël Lefèvre
Producer : La Fémis
Starring : Cassandre Ortiz, Raphaël Lefèvre, Amine Berrada
Presentation by and discussion with director Raphaël Lefèvre
Friday, March 30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 10 min 30 • Parental Guidance
Somewhere in an unknown future, a sentry is stalking an unwanted at the far ends of his territory. But a virtual illusion stands between his eyes and the ruins through which he is passing: a hacker is trying to interfere.
Director : Laurent Navarri
Screenwriter : Laurent Navarri
Producer : La Fémis
Starring : Erick Deshors
Presentation by and discussion with director Laurent Navarri
Friday, March 30 – 11:41 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 12 min • General Audience
A cargo terminal, a classic winter night… In the warmth of his surveillance station, the night keeper gets bored looking at the security screens. But tonight, he sees something that will force him to go check things out.
Director : Sébastien Goepfert
Screenwriter : Sébastien Goepfert
Producer : La Fémis
Starring : Brice Beaugier, Hélène Merlin, Miguel Eduardo Cueva, André Rives, Pierre-Yves Desmonceaux
Presentation by and discussion with director Sébastien Goepfert
Friday, March 30 – 11:53 a.m. at the Byrd Theater • 22 min • Parental Guidance
To fulfill a childhood promise, Luis leaves for Chao du Réjal to bury his best friend. But it is a dangerous place, accessible only by horseback and with the help of a guide.