Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Young French Cinema 2019
This Young French Cinema program was made possible with the support of UniFrance, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and TV5MONDE, official partner of Young French Cinema 2019

Curated by the cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States and UniFrance, the Young French Cinema program throws the spotlight on rising young French filmmakers, presenting works that offer a blend of visually innovative approaches and cultural influences. This selection of highlights from the 2019 edition showcases shorts selected at major film festivals around the world throughout the preceding year.

Films include:

“Les Grâcieuses” (The Villa) (2017, France, 19 min. Dir. Emmanuel Poulain-Arnaud) A real estate agent, a single mom on the verge of a breakdown, is showing her best villa to a Russian client who works for billionaires. Both women must close the deal but an unexpected surprise during the tour turns their agreement upside down.

“Pauline Asservie” (Pauline Enslaved) (2017, 24 min. Dir. Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet) Pauline hasn't heard from Bruce, the married man she's having an affair with, in days. During a break in the countryside with her friend Violette, she goes through the thousand and one stages of obsessive love as she waits for a single text back.

“Les Indes Galantes” (The Amorous Indies) (2018, 6 min. Dir. Clément Cogitore) Krumping is a dance born in South Central Los Angeles after the riots of 1995. Through this performance filmed on the Opéra Bastille stage, Clément Cogitore creates a battle between urban culture and Rameau's music.

“La Chute” (The Fall) (2018, 14 min. Dir. Boris Labbé) In this striking animated short, the inhabitants of Heaven descend to corrupt those of the Earth, throwing the natural order of the world into chaos. It's the beginning of a tragic fall that leads to the creation of the realm of Hell and its opposite, the circles of Paradise.

“La Persistente” (2018, 22 min. Dir. Camille Lugan) At a resort somewhere in the Pyrénées, Ivan lives and breathes for his motorbike, La Persistente, which feels, loves and lives. The day that a local rival steals her from him, Ivan has only one obsession in mind: to get her back.

Introduction by Lucie Carette, Director of the Office for Cultural Affairs and the Creative Industries at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles.
85 minutes. | Screening format: DCP
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Thu, Dec 12, 2019 • 7:30pm