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Une nouvelle session virtuelle du Festival du film européen est programmée du 5 mai au 5 juin 2021.

 

Le Festival du film européen en ligne se veut un miroir magique que nous pouvons utiliser pour traverser ensemble les temps difficiles auxquels nous sommes confrontés.

Le festival montre la variété et la complexité de la culture de l’Union européenne à travers une programmation cinématographique innovante, ouvrant la voie à d’autres relations interpersonnelles et culturelles fructueuses.

Huit films et huit courts métrages sont à regarder gratuitement, depuis la Tunisie. Ils seront disponibles pendant un mois à travers ce lien :

https://www.festivalscope.com/fr/page/euff-online-film-festival-2021/

Pour y accéder, il suffira de créer gratuitement votre compte (nom, adresse email et mot de passe). Soyez parmi les premiers car le nombre de places est limité.

Découvrez ces films à travers ce bref aperçu !

ACASA MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc (2020)

Countries: Romania, Finland, Germany

Synopsis: In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, nine children and their parents lived in perfect harmony with nature for 20 years–until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city.

Genre: Documentary

Topics: Family, Poverty

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Radu Ciorniciuc in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Sundance 2020 World Cinema Documentary Competition - Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Sarajevo 2020 Documentary Competition - Human Rights Award


AURORA by Miia Tervo (2019)

Countries: Finland

Synopsis: Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.

Genre: Comedy

Topics: Immigration, Addiction

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Miia Tervo in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 - Best International Feature Film, Jussi Awards 2020 – Best Film, Best Actress, Best Direction


BAD POEMS (ROSSZ VERSEK) by Gabor Reisz (2018)

Countries: Hungary, France

Synopsis: 33-years old Tamás Merthner is heartbroken, after his girlfriend Anna, who is on a scholarship in Paris, breaks up with him. While wallowing in self-pity, Tamás takes a trip down memory...

Genre: Comedy

Topics: Romance, Travel, Nostalgia

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Black Nights 2018 Official Selection, Torino Film Festival Winner 2018 AVANTI! Award


HER JOB (I DOULIA TIS) by Nikos Labôt (2018)

Countries: Greece, France, Serbia

Synopsis: Thirty-seven-year-old Panayiota leads a quiet, modest life with her husband (a domineering presence who spends his meagre unemployment income at gambling parlours), her rebellious teenage daughter, and her sensitive younger son. Sacrificing and servile (and nearly illiterate) Panayiota is trapped within a domestic environment that prevents her from achieving independence. One day, an opportunity for employment as a cleaner at a nearby mall stirs in her the excitement of a new life. Eager but introverted, she quickly becomes a model employee, gains financial independence, and expands her social life beyond the walls of her apartment. Back home, the family looks on with respect at Panayiota’s blossoming freedom. Yet her newly gained autonomy stands to be prematurely pruned by a series of layoffs at work.

Genre: Drama

Topics: Women empowerment, Financial crisis, Human Rights

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Nikos Labôt in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Official Selection, Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018 – Best Actress


MY BROTHER CHASES DINOSAURS (MIO FRATELLO RINCORRE I DINOSAURI) by Stefano Cipani (2019)

Countries: Italy, Spain

Synopsis: Jack has always wanted a little brother to play with, and when Gio is born, his parents tell him his brother is a "special" child. That's when Gio turns into a superhero with amazing powers in his big brother's imagination, like the ones in his comic books. Over time, however, Jack learns the truth: his brother has Down syndrome, a condition Jack decides to keep secret. When he goes to high school and falls in love with Arianna, he hides Gio's very existence from her and his new friends. But how can you expect someone to love you if you conceal such an important part of yourself? In no time, the truth comes out, and Jack realizes that Gio's energy and vitality are contagious. Gio's original outlook does indeed change the world, just like a superhero.

Genre: Comedy

Topics: Family, Handicap, Childhood

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Stefano Cipani in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Venice 2019   Giornate degli Autori - Special Events


OLEG by Juris Kursietis (2019)

Countries: Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France

Synopsis: Belgium, today. Oleg is a young Latvian butcher. He arrives in Brussels in the hope of getting a better salary in a meat factory. His experience turns short after being betrayed by a colleague. Alone in a country where he doesn’t belong, he quickly falls under the yoke of Andrzej, a Polish criminal.

Genre: Drama

Topics: Immigration, Work

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Juris Kursietis in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Cannes 2019 Directors' Fortnight, Tallinn Black Nights 2019 - Baltic Film Competition


PERFUMES (LES PARFUMS) by Gregory Magne (2019)

Countries: France

Synopsis: Anne Walberg is a master in perfumes. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible gift to many companies. She is a diva, selfish and temperamental. Guillaume is her new driver and the only one who dares facing her. This is probably why she does not fire him.

Genre: Comedy

Topics: Family, Work, Human relations, Solitude

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Grégory Magne in English, French, Spanish and Italian


THE AUDITION (DAS VORSPIEL) by Ina Weisse (2019)

Countries: Germany, France

Synopsis: Anna is working as a violin teacher at a music high school in Berlin. Her French husband Bronsky is a violin maker. They have a ten-year-old son. At the annual entrance exam, Anna decides against the will of her colleagues for the admission of a boy in which she sees a great talent. She wants to prove to her colleagues that she was right about him and soon devotes more time and attention to her new student Alexander than to her own son Jonas and thus brings the two boys into competition with each other. At the same time, her marriage to Bronsky becomes more complicated. Anna withdraws more and more from her family and begins an affair with her colleague Christian, who encourages her to participate in a quartet. When Anna fails at her own concert with Christian, she feels under pressure. What she did not succeed in shall be achieved by her gifted student Alexander. More and more obsessed she tries to drive him to peak performance. On the day of the interim exams, a tragic accident occurs...

Genre: Drama

Topics: Music

Links:

Film profile in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Film review and trailer in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Interview of Ina Weisse in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Main Awards: Toronto Film Festival 2019 Discovery, San Sebastián 2019 Competition

 

Short films about climate change and environmental issues

A SUNNY DAY by Faouzi Bensaïdi (2019)

Synopsis: Under the impacts of a changing climate, the world changes, it has already changed. In a distant and near future, both fantastic and absurd, men and wo-men survive as they can. Following a man, a slender figure between Tati and Buster Keaton, we discover through scenes of his daily life how devastating the effects of climate change are on humans and nature. How do we barricade against excessive heat or cold? How will it be to go to a supermarket, or a zoo filled with different animals and species? A disturbing and hilarious ride in the future, that is already our present.

Running time: 10:00 minutes


HUNGRY SEAGULL by Leon Wang  (2019)

Synopsis: On an island not far from the mainland, the young father seagull is anxiously guarding the new born gulls by the nest and awaiting the return of the mother seagull. The mother seagull has given up everything she has, but the baby seagull is still hungry. The father seagull had flown away in search of more food...The main diet of black-tailed gulls is pelagic fish in the sea, molluscs and aquatic insects in coastal wetlands and estuaries. However, with the overfishing of offshore fish and the pollution of the marine environment, seagulls can catch fewer and fewer small fish in the upper layer.

Running time: 06:00 minutes


IN ONE DRAG by Alireza Hashempour (2016)

Synopsis: It’s late in the evening. A man leaves a building, lights a cigarette and smokes it in one drag. He casually flicks the stub away – everything as always. Only this time... all the cigarette butts in the city become alive.

Running time: 03:05 minutes


KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF HOPE by Craig Norris (2016)

Synopsis: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk’s quest to help Kokota. This short, 30 minutes documentary introduces viewers to the resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and explores how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island. This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts.

Running time: 29:00 minutes

Available subtitles: French, English, Spanish, German and Swahili


OLMO by Silvio Soldini (2019)

Synopsis: Olmo, eighty years old, looks out of the window of a building in the suburban area of a city. His eighty-year-old grandson Giulio is reading him an article from the newspaper about melting glaciers, the greenhouse effect, methane and CO2... “What is C-O-2?” asks the child. “Do you remember the carbon dioxide we studied?” says Grandpa. “The one the trees breathe?” asks Giulio. The day after, they’re leaving for a short tour instead of going to school, searching for an old tree.

Running time: 08:00 minutes

Available subtitles: English


QURUT by Shahrbanoo Sadat (2019)

Synopsis: It is dawn. Rural central Afghanistan, far away in a village. A young wo-man is milking a goat while her little boy is assisting her by holding the horns of the goat. There is a flock of goats and sheep waiting to be milked before the young shepherd takes them to the mountains to graze all day long. She cooks Quruti, one of the most popular meals in the entire Afghanistan but especially central Afghanistan. For some years people have been making less and less Quruti as they struggle to feed their animals because the mountain pastures have dried up. Climate change has affected rain patterns and soil fertility in the whole region.

Running time: 05:00 minutes

Available subtitles: English


TANT DE FORETS by Burku Sankur and Geoffrey Godet (2014)

Synopsis: The short film is based on a poem of Jacques Prévert. The poem speaks of the irony of the fact that newspaper warn us about deforestation although they are made of paper themselves.

Running time: 03:00 minutes

Available subtitles: English


TUÃ INGUGU by Daniela Thomas (2019)

Synopsis: As the Xingu indigenous live in close symbiosis with water, rivers in Sao Paulo are perishing due to worrying levels of water pollution from chemicals used in the agrobusiness industry and plastic. This short movie captures the relationship between the Xingu community and their river, and the emotions of one of them when he is taken to see Sao Paulo rivers. A poetic movie to denounce water pollution and the challenging prospects for the future of both indigenous people and city folks.

Running time: 08:00 minutes

Available subtitles: English

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