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  • The Night Watch

    A couple rushes out of a glamorous party. On their way home, an argument leads to a brutal car accident. When George regains consciousness, Christina has disappeared. He will then experience a real descent into hell, coming face to face with his own demons...

    DIRECTED BY JULIEN REGNARD
    FRANCE | ...

  • Please Don't Touch

    Museum rules are simple: don’t run, don’t touch, don’t shout and never disobey.

    MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION
    DIRECTED BY CAPUCINE GOUGELET
    FRANCE | 2020 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Pests

    In the heat of summer, wasps are busy eating beautiful ripe and sweet fruits. But soon, other visitors intrude into the wasps' peaceful life, taking a malicious pleasure in appropriating the precious treasures of the garden. A war is coming, on one side a group of children, and on the other an ar...

  • A Story for 2 Trumpets

    It all begins with a lover's quarrel, with tears. We enter the interior of a bandage on a young girl, a kind of mental and liquid image. Inside this image, a goose is teaching a baby the recorder. In music, the child grows up and becomes a little girl. The girl perfects her learning, even devouri...

  • Anxious Body

    Living things, inanimate objects, geometric shapes, and lines. When these different entities meet, a new direction is born.

    MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION
    DIRECTED BY YORIKO MIZUSHIRI
    FRANCE | 2021 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Laissé inachevé à Tokyo

    Left incomplete in Tokyo... Between fiction and reality, a fake spy story, but a true story of time difference.

    Olivier Assayas' first financed film, LAISSÉ INACHEVÉ À TOKYO defends the idea of a different, hybrid kind of filmmaking. Radical in its staging, experimental in its structure, we coul...

  • Malmousque

    In Malmousque, a former fishermen's district in Marseilles, new residents and bathers from all over the city mix. Virginie wanders the streets looking for her cat, while Elina is convinced that her husband has put spyware on her cell phone. The two friends go kayaking so they can talk to each oth...

  • Bye Bye

    After graduating from high school, Julien left his hometown to build a bigger life in the capital, leaving his memories behind. And then one day, he has to come back, and that day his memories jumped out at him from between two packets of Pépito cookies.

    In this first short film, Amélie Bonnin ...

  • Titan

    Thirteen-year-old Nathan gets ready to join Malik and his gang for a strange integration ritual.

    Valéry Carnoy’s second short film Titan takes the spectator on a harrowing journey into the games of pre-teens in the clutches of their search for power and virility. A gripping film about the violen...

  • Marianne

    Marianne is heroine of the day and a young journalist has come to do a feature on her. The interview triggers evasive reactions and misunderstandings, yet a fleeting, tenuous, human connection takes place.

    In this commissioned work that is part of a collection of short films on female heroism, M...

  • Cataract

    Nicky, a non-conformist, eccentric woman, decides to end it all after losing her remaining welfare benefits. She entrusts her dog Izy to her neighbor, but when she brings him back, a race against time begins as Nicky overdoses. She has only one solution: entrust Izy to Jacques, an employee for Pa...

  • Paloma

    After stealing the urn containing the ashes of her deceased lover, Paloma, a colorful drag queen, meets Mike, a silent and melancholic trucker. They will share a road trip by truck to Paris. A day and a night together to overcome their loneliness.

    Hugo Bardin, who also plays the role of Paloma,...

  • King David

    Shana is looking for a job, she needs cash to leave France and her bad crowd. But the past she’s looking to forget is never far. Besides, does she really want to put it behind her?

    In 2007, Lila Pinell met 10-year-old Eva Huault while shooting a documentary. The director and young actress reunit...

  • Our Own Land

    Summer is ending, it's time for ensiling in the peaceful Breton countryside. While farmers are harvesting the corn, two brothers, aged 8 and 12, are alone in their big house. Left to their own devices, they are masters of a vast kingdom and feel free to do whatever they want. They only forbid the...

  • Seven Boats

    While in a desperate fight for his life, a man stranded alone on the sea is surrounded by seven boats.

    DIRECTED BY HLYNUR PALMASON
    ICELAND, DENMARK | 2014 | NO DIALOGUE

  • Haute Cuisine

    While toiling away in the highly competitive kitchen of a top-rated restaurant, Marie (Joséphine Japy) inadvertently discovers a strange new ingredient that wins her the admiration of the chef but with frightening consequences.

    DIRECTED BY MERRYL ROCHE
    FRANCE | 2019 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • The Binding of Itzik

    A middle-aged Hasidic bookbinder gets more than he bargained for when he answers a Craigslist ad. Winner of the Film Movement Award at the 2021 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

    DIRECTED BY ANIKA BENKOV
    UNITED STATES | 2020 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Desaturated

    A hilariously colorful satire of life and cinema in which a young woman finds herself caught in an existential and aesthetic crisis.

    DIRECTED BY MARINA STEPANSKA
    UKRAINE | 2019 | UKRAINIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Mier (The Ant)

    MIER follows two days in the lives of Oupa, a San hunter/gatherer who lives in the desert, and Boetie, a “colored” boy from a nearby settlement where his people have been relocated. Boetie is struggling with his own inner demons when he meets the older man, who shares his traditional values with ...

  • Egúngún (Masquerade)

    Salewa returns home to Lagos, a place where she once had to hide herself, for her mother's funeral. Once there, she runs into an important person from her past and is forced to go in search of her own peace.

    EGÚNGÚN (MASQUERADE) is a meditation on home, memory, and identity – on the many versio...

  • Ukuhlolwa Kwephupha (A Dream Deciphered)

    A woman asleep begins to dream. It is a dream that distorts her perception of time and space in relation to her mundane daily tasks – an illusion that evokes a surreal experience of the self.

    2022 NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION
    DIRECTED BY HLUMELA MATIKA
    SOUTH AFRICA | 2022 | NO DIALOGUE

  • Notre Mémoire

    Mbissine Thérèse Diop played the starring role in Ousmane Sembène’s landmark first feature, 1966’s Black Girl (La noire de...), which was one of the first African films to achieve international acclaim. Today, she looks back on her experience as a Black actress in the 1960s.

    2022 NEW YORK AFRICA...

  • Algo-Rhythm

    Shot in Dakar with the participation of leading Senegalese musicians, poets, and graffiti artists, ALGO-RHYTHM probes the rise in the algorithmic management of daily life and the insidious threats it poses to human rights and agency. Using hip-hop, drama, street art, and data-driven filmmaking, M...

  • Cerdita (Piggy)

    Sara (Laura Galán) is mercilessly bullied by her peers for being overweight but a turn of events will soon change everyone's fates in a most alarming fashion.

    The award-winning sophomore short film from Spanish writer/director Carlota Pereda, CERDITA (PIGGY) was remade as a 2022 feature film wit...