FRENCH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
"Le Jour le Plus Court - The Shortest Day"
Friday, December 21, 2012, 7 pm
Free and open to the public
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
Sandywoods Center for the Arts is one of only four U.S. venues participating in the international French short film festival known as Le Jour le Plus Court (The Shortest Day), to be held on Friday, December 21st.
December 21st is a symbolic day - the day of the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, celebrated by many civilizations as a day of renewal. It is the perfect day to celebrate the art of the short film. Sandywoods is proud to collaborate with FLICKERS/The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) to bring Le Jour le Plus Court to Tiverton.
On December 21st, starting at 7 pm, Sandywoods will screen five French short films. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Here is a synopsis of the films to be shown:
Bye Bye - Directed by Edouard Leduc | France, 2011 (Sentimental Comedy, Family Drama) - Cécile is 50 and divorced. While her daughter, Leila, helps to wax her legs, she begins to talk about her father and soon reveals to her mother that he has started to see someone else.
Mon Petite Frère de la Lune (My Little Brother From The Moon) - Directed by Frédéric Philibert | France, 2011 (Animation, Children) - A little girl tries to understand why her little autistic brother isn't quite like other children.
Un Homme Debout (A Man Standing) - Directed by Foued Mansour | France, 2011 (Family Drama) - A man returns to his home town after several years of absence. His new presence begins to invoke hostility from everyone who used to be a part of his everyday life, and many quickly view his return as a new form of provocation.
Alice et Moi (Alice and I) - Directed by Micha Wald | Belgium, 2004 (Family Comedy) - Simon has to drive his old Aunt Mala and her two friends to the coast. While driving, Simon gets a call from his girlfriend, Alice, and the conversation between the two of them quickly falls into a heated argument. Once Simon hangs up, the three women in the car begin to critique Simon's love life, which doesn't do much to help the situation.
Cheveau (Hair) - Directed by Julien Hallard | France, 2010 (Dramatic Comedy) -Phillipe is losing his hair. How much time does he have left before he becomes bald? His dermatologist is frank: only your father would know the answer to that question.