Paris Lift-Off 2017 – Documentaries and Shorts Showcase

Documentaries & Shorts Showcase

Monday 30th October, 9.00 - 11.00pm
@ Le Lucernaire, 53 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, France


Dir. Remy Bazerque
UK, France | 20 mins
A dangerous love triangle between a psychotherapist and the split personalities of his patient.


Street Racers
Dir. Aurélien Heilbronn
USA, Dominican Republic | 9 mins
Street Racers is an intimate short film documenting the illegal motorbiking culture in the Dominican Republic. The film follows a gang of teens who risk their lives to entertain themselves, blocking off motorways and hitting high speeds on small custom bikes.


This is Civilization
Dir. Jennifer Smart
USA | 10 mins
In 1957, an American diplomat newly stationed in Beirut decides to document his life in the Middle East. Sixty years and 18,000 photographs later, his images inspire a group of young people to share stories and confront misperceptions about their Middle Eastern heritage.


The Body of Old
Dir. de Prémonville Louise
France | 20 mins
Jacques is 70 years old, his face looks marked, he is anxious as he enters the TV room decorated for his 70 year old wife Lucie on her special birthday. She is sitting in front of him but she can't see him. She has dementia. Today is the day when he is trying to reconnect with her whatever it takes.


Between the Sand
Dir. John Picklap
USA | 10 mins
Artist Jean-Paul Bourdier travels into covert desert locations to infuse the nude body, bold color, and stark landscapes producing a surreal visual effect. In doing so, Bourdier transcends traditional narrative to discover something more real and true about the nature of who we are.


Lucky Boy
Dir. Etienne Leung
Japan | 8 mins
A short documentary, that explores a young single father’s inspiration as a baker in the countryside of Gunma, Japan.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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