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Today sees the launch of MyFrenchFilmFestival 2018, the world’s leading online festival dedicated to the best of new and old French cinema. After a record turnout in 2017, the global event returns for a selection of both feature films and short films, all available to stream around the world.
Organised in six thematic sections, the festival offers 13 feature films and 16 short films, with 10 of each in copmetition. The competition entries will be judged by a jury that includes Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Youth), Julia Ducournau (Raw), Kim Chapiron (Sheitan, Dog Pound), Nabil Ayouch (Les Chevaux de Dieu, Much Loved) and Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay, Captive, Ma’ Rosa).
The Lacoste Audience Awards also allow Internet users all over the world to vote on the festival platform for their favourite short film and feature film, which will receive the Lacoste Audience Award and be shown for six months on board Air France flights.
Hihglights include Guillaume Canet’s new feature, Rock’n Roll, Léa Mysius’s Ava (available on MUBI until 21st January), Francois Ozon’s 1996 short, A Summer Dress, Truffaut’s classic The Last Metro, and a host of new groundbreaking films, from Marietta Ren’s scrolling graphic novel, Phallaina, and VR film PLANET ∞ to Simon Bouisson’s interactive short, WEI OR DIE.
The features are available for €1.99 each, or you can pay €7.99 for the whole lot in one festival pack. The short films are free to stream, with everything available online for one month – from 19th January to 19th February 2018.
Films are avialable to watch online on a range of platforms, including YouTube, Dailymotion, FilmDoo, Google Play, Curzon Home Cinema and Amazon Instant Video. Subscription service MUBI will release a selection of films: Struggle for Life (from today), Man Bites Dog (from 22nd January), Willy the 1st (from 23rd January), Before Summer Ends (from 29th January) and In Bed with Victoria (from 30th January). Films can also be watched online throughout the month at the official festival website, MyFrenchFilmFestival.com.
Here’s the full festival line-up:
What The F…rench!?
Absurd and at times crazy situations featuring endearing heroes
Rock’n Roll (Feature)
Dir. Guillaume Canet
Struggle for Life (Feature)
Dir. Antonin Peretjatko
Willy The 1st (Feature)
Dir. Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier & Hugo P. Thomas
Delectable You (Short)
Dir. Axel Courtiere
Dir. Tristan Lhomme
The Screenwriter (Short)
Dir. François Paquay
Hit the Road!
Motorways, filling stations, holiday clubs… and initiatory quests.
Dir. Léa Mysius
Before Summer Ends (Feature)
Dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh
Crash Test Aglaé (Feature)
Dir. Eric Gravel
The Summer Movie (Short)
Dir. Emmanuel Marre
The age of adolescence, when anything goes.
Dir. Yan England
A Wedding (Feature)
Dir. Stephan Streker
Dir. Olivier Babinet
Chasse Royale (Short)
Dir. Romane Gueret & Lise Akoka
Birth of a Leader (Short)
Dir. Antoine de Bary
French and Furious
Disturbing situations filled with more or less unsavoury characters.
Into the Forest (Feature)
Dir. Gilles Marchand
Man Bites Dog (Feature)
Dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel & Benoît Poelvoorde
Paris Prestige (Feature)
Dir. Hamé et Ekoué
The Stroke (Feature)
Dir. Morgane Polanski
Death, Dad & Son (Short)
Dir. Winshluss & Denis Walgenwitz
Please Love Me Forever (Short)
Dir. Holy Fatma
Love a la Francaise
Love stories that are très French. La vie en rose? Don’t count on it.
The Last Metro (Feature)
Dir. François Truffaut
In Bed with Victoria (Feature)
Dir. Justine Triet
A Taste of Vietnam (Short)
Dir. Pier-Luc Latulippe
No Drowning (Short)
Dir. Mélanie Laleu
Long Live the Emperor (Short)
Dir. Aude Léa Rapin
A Summer Dress (Short)
Dir. François Ozon
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