A presentation of short films by emerging Francophone directors, including films by participating New French Cinema Week filmmakers.
THE DAYS BEFORE
Director Karim Massaoui, France/Algeria, 44 minutes, 2014
Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress Award Winner, Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers, 2014
A southern city in Algeria, in the middle of the 1990s. Djaber and Yamina are neighbors, but don’t know each other. Suddenly, the violence that always seemed unreal and very far away breaks out in front of them, interrupting both of their lives and their destinies.
Catch Massaoui’s feature UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN on 4/28.
THE ROYAL HUNT
Directors Lise Akoka, Romane Guéret, 2016, France, 29 min
Grand jury prize for Best French Short Film, Premiers Plans Festival of Angers, 2017
Angelique is 13 years old, growing up in a big family in the Paris suburb of Valenciennes. One day at middle school, she’s asked to participate in an audition.
Director Hubert Charuel, 2014, France, 22 minutes
Special Jury Prize for a French Short Film, Premiers Plans Festival of Angers, 2015
Two brothers set out on a road trip for Amsterdam for very different reasons, but find themselves together in a broken down car on the side of the road, the path to each of their bizarre dreams obstructed. Greg is trying to get to his international DJ competition, Valentin to pick up a carload of weed.
Catch Charuel’s feature PETIT PAYSAN on 4/25.
Attend all of the New French Cinema Week screenings and events with a Series Pass (15% savings off regularly priced tickets). You’ll gain admission into all ten screenings and events. AFS Members receive even greater discounts on series passes, plus an exclusive invite to the members-only opening reception with complimentary drinks.