Shorts from France 

The latest entrants in French short film.

Tuesday From 8 to 6

Nevine is the secondary school monitor we all dreamed of having: sensitive, sympathetic to her pupils. She is also a real film character, subtly burlesque and consistently out of step with her school routine « from 8 to 6 ».

Orig. title: Mardi de 8 à 18
Director: Cecilia de Arce
Country: France
Year: 2019
Duration: 26 min
Ghost Pleasure

Jeanne, a single mother bringing up her nine-year-old daughter Mylène, daydreams about their next trip to the sea.

Orig. title: Plaisir fantôme
Director: Morgan Simon
Country: France
Year: 2018
Duration: 16 min
Miss Chazelles

Clara and Marie are rivals. Marie won the famous Miss Chazelles-sur-Lyon pageant, while Clara was the first runner-up. While in the village the tension rises between Clara’s friends and Marie’s family, the two girls seem to have an ambiguous relationship.

Director: Thomas Vernay
Country: France
Year: 2019
Duration: 22 min
Akaboum

This is the story of a gang of teenage boys from the north-western edge of the Paris region. We follow them in their wanderings, supposedly taking them from the suburb of Cergy to that of Marne-la-Vallée. It’s also the story of a gang of duck-rabbits on their way to a party at the castle of the Sleeping Beauty. They are members of the Ygrk Klub. Somewhere between documentary and fiction, we are plunged into the superimposed worlds of the gangs’ experiences and fantasies. A portrait of contemporary suburban youth seeking to invent new contours of collective identity, against the backdrop of France in the throes of recession.

Director: Manon Vila
Country: France
Year: 2019
Duration: 30 min