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YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA 2016

YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA is a program of UniFrance films, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in NYC, which aims to bring French films with no American nor Canadian distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and Canadian universities.

Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in Canada in 2015 in one of the top Canadian festivals, but do not currently have Canadian distribution.

 

FILM SELECTION :

Eat Your Bones (Mange tes morts) by JEAN-CHARLES HUE

SCREENPLAY : Jean-Charles Hue, Salvatore Lista
CAST : Jason François, Michael Dauber, Frédéric Dorkel
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY/DVD CineConductor
DETAILS : 2014, France, 98 min, Color, Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Capricci Films

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Young Tiger(Bébé tigre) by CYPRIEN VIAL

SCREENPLAY : Cyprien Vial
CAST : Harmandeep Palminder, Élisabeth Lando, Vikram Sharma
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY CineConductor
DETAILS : 2014, France, 87 min, Color, Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Films Distribution

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Astragal (L’Astragale) by BRIGITTE SY

SCREENPLAY : Brigitte Sy, Serge Le Péron
CAST : Leïla Bekhti, Reda Kateb, Esther Garrel
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY CineConductor
DETAILS : 2014, France, 97 Min, Black and white, Biography/Romance/Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Alfama Films

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40-Love (Terre battue) by STÉPHANE DEMOUSTIER

SCREENPLAY :Stéphane Demoustier, Gaëlle Macé
CAST : Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Charles Mérienne
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY CineConductor
DETAILS : 2014, France-Belgium, 95 min, Color, Sports/Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Films Distribution

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Sense of Humor (Le Sens de l’humour) by MARILYNE CANTO

SCREENPLAY : Marilyne Canto, Maud Ameline
CAST : Marilyne Canto, Antoine Chappey, Samson Dajczman
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY CineConductor
DETAILS : 2014, France, 90 min, Color, Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Films Distribution

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Portrait of the Artist (Le Dos rouge) by ANTOINE BARRAUD

SCREENPLAY : Antoine Barraud
CAST : Bertrand Bonello, Jeanne Balibar, Géraldine Pailhas
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY/DVD CineConductor
DETAILS : 2015, France, 127 min, Color, Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Reel Suspects

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The Last Hammer Blow (Le Dernier coup de marteau) by ALIX DELAPORTE

SCREENPLAY : Alix Delaporte
CAST : Romain Paul, Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY/DVD CineConductor
DETAILS : 2015, France, 83 min, Color, Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Pyramide International

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Story of Judas (Histoire de Judas) by RABAH AMEUR-ZAÏMECHE

SCREENPLAY : Rabah Ameur-Zaïmèche
CAST : Nabil Djedouani, Mohamed Aroussi, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmèche
FORMAT(S) : DCP/BLU RAY/DVD CineConductor
DETAILS : 2014, France, 99 min, Color, Fiction
RIGHTS HOLDER : Sarrazink Productions

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SHORT FILMS 6 - FORMAT(S) DCP/.mov Files/CineConductor

 

Don’t Speak About Love (Ne parlez pas d’amour) by Hadrien Bichet

SCREENPLAY : Yves Bichet
CAST : Manon Carrand, Christopher Yavau
DETAILS:  2014. France. 22 min. Color. Fiction/Romantic Comedy.
RIGHTS HOLDER : L’Agence du court métrage

Samir, a junior in high school, edgy and impulsive, is in love with Lea, a classmate in a wheelchair. After he is unjustly expelled from school, he is set upon revenge.

 

The Wanderer (Errance) by Peter Dourountzis

SCREENPLAY : Peter Dourountzis
CAST : Paul Hamy, Zita Hanrot, Sébastien Houbani
DETAILS : 2014. France. 21 min. Color. Drama.
RIGHTS HOLDER : L’Agence du court métrage

Djé has come to Paris for the weekend, and no one’s expecting him. He discreetly slips through the shadows, walking the streets in an attempt to remedy his boredom. A chameleon and outsider, he spends his time socializing, drinking or just wandering.
Unifrance films Award for Short Film, 2015 (Grand Prix)

 

Breath (Ses souffles) by Just Philippot

SCREENPLAY : Just Philippot, Pierre Dejon
CAST : Candela Cottis, Marie Kauffmann
DETAILS 2015 : France. 23 min. Color. Drama.
RIGHTS HOLDER : Offshore

Lizon has just attended her friend Marie’s birthday. The friends around the birthday cake, the candles to be blown, the wish to be made amazed her. For her ninth birthday, Lizon wants the same thing. A birthday with a cake, candles and her friends, at her home: in the car.
Unifrance films Award for Short Film, 2015 (Prix Spécial)

 

One, Two, Tree by YULIA ARONOVA

SCREENPLAY : Yulia Aronova

DETAILS : 2015, France-Switzerland, 6 min, Animation
RIGHTS HOLDER : Folimage Studios

It’s the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone it meets to follow. Boring everyday life fades as they all skip and dance along happily.

Uncanny Valley by PAUL WENNINGER

SCREENPLAY : Paul Wenninger

DETAILS : 2015, France-Austria, 13 min, Animation
RIGHTS HOLDER : Sixpackfilm

In Uncanny Valley, we are at once bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the First World War. Within the horizon of a
physiological apparatus and a gaze towards war, Uncanny Valley develops a dramaturgy of the image interrupted, a stuttering picture that interrupts the narrative structure of the scenic sequence.

Mother(s) (Maman(s)) by MAÏMOUNA DOUCOURÉ

SCREENPLAY : Maïmouna Doucouré
CAST : Eriq Ebouaney, Maïmouna Gueye, Sokhna Diallo, Mareme N’Diaye

DETAILS : 2015, France, 21 min, Color, Drama
RIGHTS HOLDER : Bien ou Bien Productions

Aida ,8 years old, lives with her family in the Parisian suburbs. The day her father comes back from his trip to Senegal, their mother country, Aida’s daily life is completely upset : her father is not alone, he came back with a young Senegalese, Rama, whom he introduces as his second wife.
Winner Short Cuts Award for Best Film, TIFF 2015

No One Will Be Any Wiser (Ni vu ni connu) by LYES SALEM

SCREENPLAY : Jean-Armand Bougrelle
CAST : Marilou Malo, Alix Blumberg dit “Fleurmont”, Salim Laouar Fontaine, Philippe Ferhat

DETAILS : 2015, France, 11 min, Color, Crime film
RIGHTS HOLDER : L’Agence du court métrage

A woman who thinks her husband is cheating on her hires a fumbling crook to kidnap and punish the mistress. With one of his friends, he sets up a scheme to easily pocket the money.  But on the day of the confrontation, things take an unexpected turn.

Rewind (A rebours) by FRÉDÉRIC MERMOUD

SCREENPLAY : Paul Degout
CAST : Lou Granarolo, Audrey Bastien, François-Xavier Phan, Paul Granier

DETAILS : 2015, France, 11 min, Color, Crime film
RIGHTS HOLDER : L’Agence du court métrage

While Sylvie is rushing to open the grocery store where she works, two customers burst in: Franck, a serious looking man Sylvie seems to know and Julie, a young woman who appears to be in a dire situation. An argument quickly breaks out between them, followed by a slap and Franck furiously leaving the store. While Sylvie helps Julie up, a bigger fight begins outside.

GUIDELINES :

COST: Each feature film in the 2016 program is available for a $300 booking fee for up to two screenings per film. There is no screening fee for the booking of short films. Please note that domestic shipping costs are not included: outgoing shipping costs are to be paid by each organization.

TIMELINE: All inquiries must be sent at least two months before the screening date and addressed to adeline.monzier@unifrance.org. UniFrance Films will be the third party between you and the rights holder in France.

FORMAT: All films are available in DCP. Most of them are also available via CINECONDUCTOR in DCP-quality. Some films are available in DVD or Blu-ray if necessary. Please check the formats available before booking a film.

PUBLICITY: All publicity materials must include the following credit line: This Young French Cinema program was made possible with the support of UniFrance films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

TRAVEL GRANT: Venues that would like to organize a master class with the director/actor of one of the films shown can apply for a travel grant to fly the artist to the US. Please send us an email with your request and be as detailed as possible about your proposed master class, the venue, the number of students expected, the moderators of the discussion and explain why it’s important for the screening to have the artist attend. UniFrance films will consider your application and if positive, facilitate the contact with the artist.

For all requests and for access to screeners, please contact: adeline.monzier@unifrance.org