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    NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2020 (Kino Marquee)

    New French Shorts
    FESTIVAL COVERAGE SECTION



    From Kino Lorber, a major importer of foreign films to the US, comes a pocket showcase of selected short films new from France. It reportedly "some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut from animation to queer romance to absurdist comedy," and includes award-winning films from Cannes, Locarno and Palm Springs ShortFest. It's available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. In theatrical and booking stage now, it will be up on the Kino Lorber Marquee virtual theater May 15, 2020. Online fees to watch will benefit the theater of your choice. For the Kino Marquee page go HERE.

    AHMED'S SONG (Le chant d'Ahmed)
    Director: Foued Mansour
    Winner of Bridging the Borders Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019
    Ahmed, employed at the public baths and nearing retirement, encounters Mike, a teenager adrift. Between the bath house walls, a friendship will develop between these two fractured souls. (30m)

    SHEEP, WOLF, AND A CUP OF TEA (Moutons, loup et tasse de thé)
    Director: Marion Lacourt
    Official selection: 2019 Locarno Film Festival
    At night, while family members indulge in curious rituals before sleeping, a child invokes a wolf from the bottom of a box hidden under his bed. Disturbing sheep then besiege the door of his bedroom…(12m)

    TUESDAY FROM 8 TO 6,(Mardi de 8 à 18)
    Director: Cecilia de Arce
    Official selection: 2019 Cannes Critics Week
    Névine, a secondary school monitor, is committed to her thankless day job, dealing with teachers, administration & students. Logan, a pupil she is fond of, insists on getting a cap back from lost and found. She has no idea of the consequences of her gesture. (26m)

    THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY (La distance entre nous et le ciel)
    Director: Vasilis Kekatos
    Winner of Short Film Palme d'Or and Queer Palme at Cannes 2019
    Two strangers meet for the first time one night in a remote gas station. The first one fills up his car, while the second one lacks a few euros necessary to get home. They haggle & sparks fly. (9m)

    THE TEARS THING,
    (Le coup des larmes)

    Director: Clémence Poésy
    Official selection: 2019 Venice Film Festival
    Florence is an actress & preparations for a new role will challenge her in a way she could never have seen coming...by way of an ex-girlfriend. (25m)

    MAGNETIC HARVEST, (La traction de pôles)
    Director: Marine Levéel
    Mickaël seems to move in a nebula of desires: find his lost pig, get his organic farming certification, stop being lonely. But from afar, Mickaël looks more like a magnet attracted to Paul. (24m)

    Special bonus short!
    THE GLORIOUS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF NICOLAS CHAUVIN (Le discours d'acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin)
    Director: Benjamin Crotty
    Official selection: 2018 New York Film Festival | Winner of Mantarraya Award
    During his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award, Nicolas Chauvin - farmer soldier, veteran of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and the father of chauvinism - embarks on a grand monologue, sending him back in time and space. Until, at a bend on a moonlit road, a spectral encounter changes the course of his non-existence. (26m)
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    Filmleaf reviews of Kino Marquee New French Shorts 2020

    LINKS TO REVIEWS:
    Ahmed's Song (Foued Mansour, 30m)
    The Distance Between Us and the Sky (Vasilis Kekatos, 9m)
    Glorious Acceptance Speech of Nicolas Chauvin, The (Benjamin Crotty 2018) Bonus
    Magnetic Harvest (Marine Levéel, 24m)
    Sheep, Wolf, and a Cup of Tea... (Marion Lacourt, 12m)
    The Tears Thing (Clémence Poésy, 25m)
    Tuesday from 8 to 6 (Cecilia de Arce, 26m)


    Ahmed's Song, The Distance Between Us and the Sky, and Magnetic Harvest] are outstanding and award-winning films I highly recommend.

    Remember: viewing these pay-for-view films online (starting May 15,2020) is a way to provide financial support during the pandemic lock-down to the movie theater of your choice. To find out how to do this go HERE.
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    THE GLORIOUS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF NICOLAS CHAUVIN (Benjamin Crotty 2010)

    Crotty, who was born in Spokane and went to Yale, is an expatriate avangardist filmmaker who's become French, like Eugene Green. Here he dramatizes the legendary Napoleonic rural soldier who gave us the word "chauvinism" in a long riff that's like Nouvelle Vague meets Monty Python. The actor is Alexis Manenti, who subsequently became famous for costarring as the white racist cop in the Cannes prize-winning movie of last year, LES MISERABLES.

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    [pr from Kino Lorber, courtesy of David Ninh.]


    COMING SOON!

    NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2020
    The annual showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut from animation to queer romance to absurdist comedy.

    Revel in these charming, petite Gallic pleasures, including award winners from Cannes, Locarno & more!

    LA Virtual Theatrical Opening Fri, May 15 at both LUMIERE CINEMA & LAEMMLE THEATRES

    Everybody can watch the whole set for one fee online from that date. Not to be missed if you like contemporary French cinema!


    Full list of cities: https://kinomarquee.com/new-french-shorts-2020

    **Ticket purchases help support closed art house theaters**

    **Online press screeners available for all shorts.**

    VIEW TRAILER

    New French Shorts 2020 is made available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

    And see Filmleaf's reviews of the series HERE.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 05-14-2020 at 04:12 PM.

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    New French Shorts coming tomorrow by virtual theater

    LA Virtual Theatrical Opening Fri, May 15 at both LUMIERE CINEMA & LAEMMLE THEATRES

    This means you can watch this series of seven new French or French-awarded short films anywhere, at home, online, as pay-for-view. It's a great opportunity and I recommend it. You can support the cinema of your choice is watching any of the offerings of KINO MARQUEE.
    These include:

    CAPITAL (about Thomas PIketty)
    HILNA AF CLINT (about the artist)
    BACURAU (Kleber Mendoca Filho)
    MEPHISTO (German Academy Award winer)
    SORRY WE MISSED YOU ( Ken Loach)
    BEANPOLE (Kasimire Balagov, NYFF)
    THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES

    Coming:

    THE GREY FOX (Newly restored Canadian Western)
    LA Virtual Theatrical Opening Fri, May 15 at both LUMIERE CINEMA & LAEMMLE THEATRES
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 05-14-2020 at 05:12 PM.

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