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MyFrenchFilmFestival is back with the best of young French film

For one month, from 15 January to 15 February 2021, film fans from all over the world will be able to watch 33 films online, selected for the 11th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival. 

 

Updated on 21/01/2021

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MyFrenchFilmFestival, the first fully-online French language film festival, was created by UniFrance in 2011 and presents long and short films as well as virtual reality works. The films can be watched through the MyFrenchFilmFestival website as well as on more than sixty partner platforms around the world.

The 2021 selection

The 2021 selection is organised around themes representing the diversity and vitality of French cinema. 

 

Forever Young, films that talk about young people and coming of age:

  • Adolescents by Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Tu mérites un amour (You Deserve a Lover) by Hafsia Herzi
  • Entracte (Interval) by Anthony Lemaitre
  • Un adieu (First Goodbyes) by Mathilde Profit

 

Crazy Loving Families, stories of families, that are sometimes laugh out loud, sometimes complicated, but always told with a lot of warmth:

  • Énorme (Enormous) by Sophie Letourneur
  • Felicità by Bruno Merle
  • Just Kids by Christophe Blanc
  • Famille nucléaire (Nuclear Family) by Faustine Crespy (Belgian film in partnership with Wallonie-Bruxelles Images (WBI))
  • Sole Mio by Maxime Roy

 

True Heroines, a section that celebrates figures of women and young women, solely in control of their destinies:

  • Camille by Boris Lojkine
  • Kuessipan by Myriam Verreault (Canadian film, in partnership with Telefilm Canada)
  • Filles de joie (Working Girls) by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich (Belgian film in partnership with Wallonie-Bruxelles Images (WBI))
  • Filles bleues, peur blanche (Blue Fear) by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand
  • Motus by Élodie Wallace

 

French Ghost Stories, a look round ghost stories “à la française”: 

  • Orphée (Orpheus) by Jean Cocteau
  • Vif-argent (Burning Ghost) by Stéphane Batut
  • Empty Places by Geoffroy de Crécy
  • La Vie des morts (Life of the Dead) by Arnaud Desplechin

 

On the Road, films that refer to migrations of women and men fleeing international conflicts:

  • Les Héros ne meurent jamais (Heroes Don't Die) by Aude Léa Rapin
  • Josep by Aurel
  • Clebs by Halima Ouardiri (Canadian film, in partnership with Telefilm Canada)

 

Love Is Love, a documentary and three short films that question love:

  • Madame by Stéphane Riethauser
  • Beauty Boys by Florent Gouëlou
  • Friend of a Friend by Zachary Zezima
  • Miss Chazelles by Thomas Vernay

 

Kids Corner, a programme of children’s animated short films with no dialogue:

  • El mundo de Dalia (Dalia’s World) by Javier Navarro Avilés
  • Le Spectacle de maternelle (The Kindergarten Show) by Loïc Bruyère
  • Maestro by Illogic
  • o28 by Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle and Fabien Meyran
  • Un lynx dans la ville (A Lynx in the Town) by Nina Bisiarina

 

VR Experience, an invitation to discover the French version of virtual reality:

  • Odyssey 1.4.9 by François Vautier
  • Recoding Entropia by François Vautier
  • Saturnism by Mihai Grecu
MyFrenchFilmFestival 2021 - Teaser
MyFrenchFilmFestival 2021 - Teaser
The Institut français and the project

The Institut français has been partnering with UniFrance for many years and presents the public showings section of MyFrenchFilmFestival, as it does each year. It thereby provides for the French cultural network and its partners, on its IFcinéma platform, a selection of short and longs films from the festival to schedule in cinemas.

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