Shorts Programme 1

Monday 28th October, 9.00pm - 10.45pm
@ Le Lucernaire, 53 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, France


My Kingdom
Dir. Guillaume Gouix
France | 17 mins
Logline: None of this will matter to the people who come here after us. To them, these will only be simple walls, they’ll turn it into a walk-in closet or a parental suite. Our memories are worth more than that. They don’t belong in boxes, they are everywhere. Fuck nostalgia.


Return to Sender
Dir. Lou Dubigeon
USA | 19 mins
Logline: Pierre, a young and lonely French postman who longs for the days of hand-written letters, only gets to deliver junk mail and bills in the dry American desert. He has gotten acquainted to daily mockery and loneliness when he comes across Lucy, an intriguing and charming new neighbour.


Broken Branches
Dirs. Lisa Maydwell & Artūrs Zeps
USA & Lithuania | 14 mins
Logline: Ice cream makes everything better.


Two Balloons
Dir. Mark C. Smith
USA | 9 mins
Logline: Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.


Dir. Kevin Laurent
France | 7 mins
Logline: After her step mother died, Geraldine has to overcome the grudge she holds against her father and drive her daughter to the funeral.


Italy & (This is) Water
Dirs. Ioan Gavriel & Anja Franziska Plaschg
Poland | 6 mins
Logline: A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night. One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last. A long farewell, an ultimate goodbye to a life we have grown to hold dear. Leading to a head-on dive into a new reality, into a new state of being.


Fire me if you Can
Dir. Camille Delamarre
France | 13 mins
Logline: Today, Sunshine Entreprise starts its redundancy plan. And Michel, a cold-hearted man, also called « the Sniper », is ready to fire. Pierrot, the company’s « go-to » guy, loved by everyone, doesn’t know he is at the top of the list. But what Michel doesn’t know, is that nobody has never, ever, been able to resist to Pierrot’s charm, Nobody…


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

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