FROM 16 JANUARY 2021
MyFrenchFilmFestival kicked off this weekend
This week we take a look at the 11th MyFrenchFilmFestival, which launched online this weekend.
Organised by Unifrance, there are 33 films on offer (both features and shorts), all with English subtitles and available to watch from the comfort of home. Included in the line-up are three films screened as part of last year’s French Film Festival UK. If you missed them the first time around, or would like to watch them again, they’re available until 15 February.
For fans of documentaries there’s Sébastien Lifshitz‘ Adolescents which was unveiled in the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoy French comedy then you’ll also sure to enjoy the endearing Felicità from Bruno Merle. Also included is Christophe Blanc’s touching and dynamic Just Kids, about siblings left to their own devices.
To watch, all you need is a MyFrenchFilmFestival account. The short films are free to view, while there is a small fee for features. We hope you enjoy the films.
Adolescents / Adolescentes
Dir Sébastien Lifshitz
Documentary. Emma and Anaïs are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to set them apart – both their social backgrounds and their personalities. From the age of thirteen to eighteen, Adolescents follows the two teenagers during the years where radical transformations and first times punctuate daily life.
Director Sébastien Lifshitz
2019 | France | English subtitles | 135 mins
Int sales The Party Film Sales / Print IFcinéma
Dir Bruno Merle
Told through the eyes of 11-year-old Tommy, Felicità is an endearing French comedy about the pre-teen, her eccentric mum, her fresh-out-of-jail dad and a road trip. Tommy (Rita Merle) and her loving yet unpredictable parents aren’t afraid to put their idiosyncrasies on display.
Director Bruno Merle
Cast Pio Marmaï, Rita Merle, Camille Rutherford
2020 | France | English subtitles | 81 mins
Int sales Charades
Dir Christophe Blanc
Suddenly Jack, 19, Lisa, 17, and Mathis, 10, become orphans. Each sibling reacts differently to the family tragedy: Lisa spreads her wings, while Jack, having just come of age is appointed as his brother’s guardian by a court decision. A new life begins.
Director Christophe Blanc
Cast Kacey Mottet Klein, Andrea Maggiulli, Anamaria Vartolomei, Angelina Woreth, Yves Caumon, Ahmed Abdel-Laoui, Pierre Vial, Lou Lambrecht
2020 | France / Switzerland | English subtitles | 107 mins
Int sales Be for Films
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