New French Shorts 2020

Directed by Foued Mansour, Marion Lacourt, Cecilia de Arce, Vasilis Kekatos, Clémence Poésy, Marine Levéel, Benjamin Crotty



This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut from animation to romance to absurdist comedy. Revel in these petite Gallic pleasures, including award winners from Cannes, Locarno, and Palm Springs ShortFest. New French Shorts 2020 is made available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Ahmed's Song (Foued Mansour, 30m)
Sheep, Wolf, and a Cup of Tea... (Marion Lacourt, 12m)
Tuesday from 8 to 6 (Cecilia de Arce, 26m)
The Distance Between Us and the Sky (Vasilis Kekatos, 9m)
The Tears Thing (Clémence Poésy, 25m)
Magnetic Harvest (Marine Levéel, 24m)
Bonus: The Glorious Acceptance Speech of Nicolas Chauvin (Benjamin Crotty, 26m)

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"A marvelously robust and compelling group of French shorts... with flashes of honesty, humor and a little horniness."

– Andrew Hebden, Queer Guru

"France has always been the heart of cinematic art... The seven short films have a remarkable, multicultural range."

"The eclectic lineup... tick[s] several familiar boxes of great entertainment, all wrapped in an artistically-minded 2-hour package."

– Andrew Shearer, Online Athens

Foued Mansour
Marion Lacourt
Cecilia de Arce
Vasilis Kekatos
Clémence Poésy
Marine Levéel
Benjamin Crotty