The International Shorts Film Festival presents 10 short films selected from more than a thousand submissions from all over the world. Films include five comedy-drama shorts from France and two from Germany and Spain. A short drama from Poland explores the role of match making in developing marital relationships. Two short animations from France and China present a flashback memoir about life. You can enjoy these accomplished, eclectic films at La Maison Française Theater at the Embassy of France, Washington DC. The show will be followed by an interactive audience Q&A with the festival director. (Age: 18 years or older).
Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.
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THE STATE OF EMERGENCY (FRANCE)
Directed by: Tarek Roehlinger
Synopsis: A movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappears
BEAUTY BUILDING (FRANCE)
Directed by: Benoit Bargeton
Synopsis: Lise is a young graphic designer employed in a photomontage agency. She does not get a lot of job satisfaction and meanwhile, her boss is giving her a new task,- to reshape her own body on the updated agency contacts page.
Directed by: Tom Gargonne
Synopsis: Gaspard does everything lightly until he finds a wacky project that motivates him. But his enthusiasm will be broken by feedbacks of his relatives. At the Italian organic caterer where he's working, he meets Nina, a full of life young woman who is going to give him courage to take the plunge.
Directed by: Christophe Clin
Synopsis: What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm!
MY BAKERY BLOSSOM (GERMANY)
Directed by: Michel Vrinten
Synopsis: An extremely shy young man is in love with the girl at his local bakery, but he doesn't have the courage to tell her how he feels. On the morning of her last day at work, he realizes it's now or never. A tragicomedy based on the German tweets of @Naum_Burger.
Directed by: Jiani Zhao
Synopsis: The movie 'Stroke' was inspired by Dr Jill Bolte Taylor's talk on her experience of having a stroke. What drew our attention to the story was how a stroke, commonly regarded as a negative experience, could be so positive and revealing for someone
IT´S TOUGH TO BE... GORKA OTXOA (SPAIN)
Directed by: Teresa Bellón
Synopsis: Gorka Otxoa visits the home of a terminally ill patient. The man is a big fan of the actor, but also a despicable person.
EXPRESS CHECKOUT (SPAIN)
Directed by: Ivan Sánchez Pangrazio
Synopsis: Juan tries to impress the cashier at the express checkout lane of the supermarket one night, but he must first face his own twisted imagination..
A WHOLE WORLD FOR A LITTLE WORLD (FRANCE)
Directed by: Fabrice Bracq
Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.
I'LL QUIT TOMORROW (FRANCE)
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Michaël
Synopsis: Nicolas is worried to see his colleague François not at his best. The latter confesses to him that his wife exhausts him and ends up by telling the incredible story of his wedding anniversary a week before..