Gagarine by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh  - Fiction - 15min

Synopsis

Youri is 20 years old and he has always lived with his mother in a social housing district near Paris. But his building is going to be demolished because of an urban renovation project. Youri doesn't accept the idea of leaving his home : that's his spaceship?

Screenings and awards

Grand Prize,  HLM sur Cour(t), France Audience's Award, Festival de Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France Audience's Award, Génération Court, France Sundance channel Award for short films, Europe, Award for Best Original Music, FestiFrance, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Screened at Bogoshorts, Colombia Jury's Award, Festival Cinémaginaire d’Argelès, France

Fanny Liatard

After doing a degree in Political sciences, Fanny Liatard lived in Beirut, then in Marseille, France, where she worked on artistic projects regarding changes in the urban landscape. She received a training on video, firstly doing animated movies and then fictional movies.

Following a degree in Political sciences and a few years in Colombia, Jérémy Trouilh did a Master degree on "Creative Documentaries".  Afterwards, he worked on a documentary with an indigenous community in Colombia called "Derrière la ligne noire". In the meantime he was working on publicity works.

In 2015 they directed together “Gagarine” which received many prizes in festivals. Their short film “La République des enchanteurs” got the Canal + Award at the Clermont-Ferrand festival.

 

Nulle part by Askia Traoré - Fiction - 25min

Synopsis

A funeral. Jacky returns to his childhood neighborhood after 20 years. He finds his friends and his first love....

Screenings

Screened at Festival CinéSud, France

Biography

From French and Chadian's background, born in Beirut, Abdoulaye Askia Traoré grew up in Lyon, in France. He has been working in the movie industry for several years. In 2010 he directed his first short-film, Nola.

 

 

Retour à Genoa City by Benoît Grimalt -  Documentary - 29min

Synopsis

Granny and her brother Uncle Thomas watch the same soap opera, every day at the same time since 1989.Twenty years after my leaving Nice, I come back to see them so they can fill me in on the 3527 episodes I've missed.

Screenings and awards

Jury's Award and audience's Award, festival Premiers Plans, Angers 2018, France Illy Prize for short films, la Quinzaine des réalisateurs (Cannes 2017), France  Short films Award , Festival des étoiles (Najac 2017), France Grand Prize, Festival Interférences (Villeurbanne 2017), France, Audience's Award, Festival du film de famille (St-Ouen 2017), France Audience's Award, Cinemed - Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen (Montpellier 2017), France  Audience' special Award, Un festival C'est trop court (Nice 2017), France

Biography

1975 : born in Nice (France) 1976-85 : childhood, teeth, games, school... 1986-90 : adolescence as a good boy. 1994 : driving licence. go to Paris. 1996-98 : school of photography 1999 : waiting, spending time to go to cinema, looking for job. 2000-2007 : free lance photographer, works for magazines, exhibitions. 2008 : PHPA prize. 2010: drawings and video. 2016: to be continued...

Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux by Josza Anjembe  - Fiction - 21min

Synopsis

Seyna, a seventeen-year-old Cameroonian adolescent, is passionate about the history of France, the country where she was born and which she loves very much. Having obtained her baccalaureate and approaching adulthood, Seyna has only one desire, to acquire French nationality. But her father Amidou is fiercely opposed to it.

Screenings and awards

More than 130 screenings in multiple festivals and 36 awards, amongs : 

Selected in best short film category at the César Awards, 2018, France Audience's Award, FFF, festival du film francophone, Montréal Screened at the New York International Children's Film Festival, Etats-Unis Audience's Award, Off-courts Trouville, France, Award for best woman actress, FTV, Festival du court-métrage Clermont-Ferrand, France Audience's Award,Festival International du film, Saint-Jean-de Luz, France Screened at the Festival Ciné Banlieue, France Audience's Award, Festifrance, France

Biography

After a training in Journalism and Political Sciences, Josza Anjembe worked for several televisions shows. She was passionate about images and storytelling and secretly dreamed about voicing her own point of view.  In 2008, she decided to go for it and started directing her first documentary, Massage à la Camerounaise, which was screened at several festivals and on French television.

Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux is her first fiction film.

 

Self-Image 

 

What image do we have of ourselves when we only get a partial transmission of our familial history? When we come back to the ground of our childhood, after being gone for a long time ? When we do not meet the criteria society is imposing upon us? When we wish to free ourselves from the image that others have about us? It has been said a few times already : self-image is often linked to the images that represent us in cinema, on television and in the medias. Through various approaches, the filmmakers of Quartiers Lointains 5th Season seize this question in an intimate and moving way.

 

Notre Parrain : Lucien Jean-Baptiste 

 

Lucien Jean-Baptiste is an actor and director, known for La première étoile (2009), Dieumerci! (2016), and Il a déjà tes yeux (2018). 

 

After having spent his childhood in Martinique, Lucien Jean-Baptiste left his island to go to Paris. He passed his diploma in advertising in the French capital and worked for ten years in event marketing. When he was 30, Lucien decided to quit his job to have a chance to live his dreams. Lucien joined the Cours Florent school of acting. At the same time Lucien was offered to make dubbing  for Eddy Murphy, Will Smith or Chris Rock's voices. Lucien does not only stick to acting : in 2009 he directed a succesfull french comedy La première étoile on a small family from the West Indies living in Paris suburbs who decides to travel to the French Alps mountains, in the late eighties to practice skiing. His latest movie Il a déjà tes yeux tells the story of the adoption of a white child by a black family, it's broadcast on Netflix USA.

 

 

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