The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Short Cuts and the French Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, is presenting Voyages En Courts, a journey into short films, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre, on 6th, 7th and 8th July. As part of its policy of promoting French cinema around the world, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has regularly programs of short film screenings, and Voyages En Courts is one of the initiatives.
A selection of 40 short French films will be screened during the 3-day screenings, divided into five segments: Films From The South: World Shorts; Young Audiences: Playground Shorts; The Feminine: The Elles; a selection from the 2006 Clermont Ferrand Festival; and The Weird And The Fantastic: The Strange Shorts.
Today, the last day, 7 short films under the category of the 2006 Clermont Ferrand Festival, namely Un Beau Matin, Les Volets, Du Soleil En Hiver, Carlitopolis, Chambre 616, Be Quiet and Les Petits Hommes Vieux; and 10 other films under the category of The Weird And The Fantastic: The Strange Shorts, namely Le Baiser, Personne n'est Parfait, Stricteternum, Le Couloir, Overtime, Kitchen, Ligne verte, Eclosion, Somewhere and The End, will be screened.
Un Beau Matin (One Fine Morning) by Serge Avedikian
France - Animation/Fiction – 12 minutes
In a quiet little town, a student and a photographer agree, albeit slightly reluctantly, to sacrifice their pets deemed to be in breach of new government regulations. But these new regulations soon extend to more than dogs and cats...
Les Volets (The Shutters) by Lyèce Boukhitine
France - Fiction - 11 minutes
The shutters of a house in the distance are closed. Jeanne is asked to get them opened.
Du Soleil En Hiver (Sun In Winter) by Samuel Collardey
France - Documentaire-fiction - 17 minutes
Michel is a farmer in the Franche-Comté. He spends the peaceful winter months with his apprentice Francis. A strong friendship will bring them together.
Carlitopolis by Luis Nieto
France - Animation/Fiction - 4 minutes
A show in which Luis Nieto plays with his mouse Carlito leads us to reflect on the truth of images.
Chambre 616 (Room 616) by Frédéric Pelle
France - Fiction - 22 minutes
The immediate consequences of Monsieur Cossé's attempt to commit suicide on the neighbourhood.
Be Quiet by Sameh Zoabi
France - Fiction - 19 minutes
On their journey home, a Palestinian boy and his father are beset by the tensions of a politically charged and militarized reality; an atmosphere that serves as a foil to the struggles of a father bringing up his son.
Les Petits Hommes Vieux (Men from Outer Space) by Yann Chayia
France - Fiction - 13 minutes
Imagine, a short moment, that you are a young person, minority, in a world of old people. Worse again, imagine that the current situation is reversed in a few minutes. You awake one night and everything was reversed. Old people seize the power, they are more numerous, stronger and more malignant than you.
Le Baiser (The Kiss) by Stéfan Le Lay
France - Fiction - 4 minutes
A young lady is waiting her beloved for their first French kiss.
Personne n'est Parfait (Nobody's Perfect) by Christophe Clamaron
France - Animation 3D - 15 minutes
ZERO 1, a hyperactive cleaning robot, cannot bear the unexpected appearance of stains in his place of work. As it's surely a practical joke by his colleagues, he's going to give them a hard time.
Stricteternum by Didier Fontan
France - Fiction - 8 minutes
A little house in the suburbs in the middle of nowhere. A car trapped in the snow. The great desperation of a couple who kill time in front of the television. And this strange impression of déjà-vu... But you better hold on, because at any moment everything could change.
Le Couloir (The corridor) by Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
France - Animation - 15 minutes
A young couple find themselves in a very serious financial predicament. The man is jobless and spends his days wandering through the streets with hardly enough in his pockets to buy a little something to eat.
Overtime by Damien Ferrié, Thibault Berland, Oury Atlan
France - Animation 3D – 5 minutes
Little ragdolls find their maker dead in his studio. Unable to understand what truly happened, they try to get back on with their daily life beside him.
Kitchen by Alice Winocour
France - Fiction - 15 minutes
A woman, her husband, and two lobsters. A recipe that turns sour...
Ligne Verte (Green Line) by Laurent Mareschal
France - Animation - 4 minutes
A fresco unfolds in front of our eyes to the sound of construction work, omnipresent but distant, being carried out. This painting represents a Mediterranean kind of landscape. We can make out, in particular, three objects: a cactus, cypress, and an olive tree. The camera sweeps in a curve over the animation bench, revealing the fresco, then freezes. Heaps of fallen rocks have strewn the route, although we haven't really noticed them. But now we discover what caused these rocks to fall: an olive branch has broken through a wall. This wall is the one separating Israel and Palestine.
Eclosion (Emergence) by Jérôme Boulbès
France - Animation 3D/Expérimental - 9 minutes
These large stone blocks are tired and worn: the time of gathering them together has come.
Somewhere by Emmanuel Murat
France - Fiction - 13 minutes
Simon's life is an constant repetition. But he seems happy in this system. One day, a man disrupts his routine.
The End by Camillelvis Théry
France - Animation - 5 minutes
The actor of a Hollywood film noir slips out of the frame and finds himself on the other side of the film set, surrounded by technicolor clouds. A wild goose chase begins.
The entry to all the films is free. Please contact the Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 for further details.