FROM 14 JULY 2020

Bonne fête nationale française!

To help celebrate la Fête Nationale Française we’ve brought you a selection of short titles all themed around 14 July. Included is a short film by Michaël Barocas whose With my Own Two Hands was part of the 2018 Festival Short Cuts programme. We hope you enjoy them and ‘Happy Bastille Day’ from all of us at French Film Festival UK!


How do the French celebrate their national holiday?




Bastille Day, or 14 juillet as it known in France, is a Public Holiday, but celebrating what exactly? Lively upbeat street conversations asking just that question of the queue for the popular firefighters’ ball (bal des pompiers) – and some of the firefighters themselves, with varying responses. Natural French as you would hear it every day; French and English subtitles.

EASY FRENCH 87 | 2019 | France | 8 mins | Co-produced by EASY LANGUAGES YouTube Channel.

Bastille Day 2019


Le 14 Juillet


Paris, 14 July 2019 – blue skies, tricolour flags, flypast by la Patrouille de France (the French equivalent of the Red Arrows) military band and parade, fireworks commemorating the creation of the French nation following the storming of the Bastille in 1789. This year’s will be different, paying tribute to carers and all other key workers supporting communities during the COVID19 epidemic.

#frenchnationalday2019 | 2019 | Philippines | 2 mins | ryannecitas YouTube Channel | Titles in English.

14 Juillet


14 July

Dir Michaël Barocaso

A couple, very much in love, spend the day strolling hand in hand through city streets. They celebrate with champagne on a river barge, share ice cream and dance. At the end of the day they watch the firework display around the Eiffel Tower. Four years on, another 14 July…..

Dir Michaël Barocas | Cast Jacques Boudet, Françoise Bertin, Valérie Faure Miller | 2015 | France | 8 mins | No dialogue.



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