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Poster for Young French Cinema 2022 Short Films Collection

Young French Cinema 2022 Short Films Collection

Opens on April 15

Run Time: 115 min. Rating: NR

The New French Shorts program is presented at the Film Center and in our Virtual Screening Room as part of Young French Cinema.

The Program


Le Monde en Soi/The World Within

Jean-Charles Finck, Sandrine Stoïanov

While preparing her first exhibition, a young painter commits so passionately to her creations that she loses touch with reality and descends into hallucinatory chaos. Confined in a clinic, she progressively rebuilds herself through painting and the daily observation of a squirrel under her window.

Runtime: 19 min

Le Départ/The Departure

Saïd Hamich Benlarbi

Adil, aged 11, spends the summer playing with his friends and waiting for his idol, Olympic runner Hicham El Guerrouj, to compete in his last Games. The arrival of his father and older brother from France for a few days will mark him forever.

Runtime: 21 min

Les Tissus Blancs/Sër Bi

Moly Kane

Tomorrow, Zuzana is getting married. From now on, every minute counts to erase her past and for her to become the woman she is expected to be.

Runtime: 20 min

Confinés Dehors/Locked Out

Julien Goudichaud

March 2020, a global pandemic hits humanity. In an empty and silent Paris, there remain urban ghosts, Sarah, Nelson and Katia, who have no other choice but to be locked out. These people forgotten by the health crisis ask us: how to continue to survive in a world at a standstill?

Runtime: 24 min

Haut les Cœurs/The Right Words

Adrian Moyse Dullin

Fifteen-year-old Kenza and her thirteen-year-old brother Mahdi regularly act out an escalation of petty cruelties and humiliations inspired by social networks. Today, during a bus ride, Kenza puts her naive and romantic little brother to the test: he must make a declaration of love now to Jada; a girl Mahdi loves but who doesn’t know him. Pressured by his sister, Mahdi finally sets out about it.

Runtime: 15 min

Le Bain/The Bath

Anissa Daoud

Due to his wife’s business trip, Imed, a young father, finds himself alone for a few days for the first time with his five-year-old son and must confront his deepest fears.

Runtime: 15.5 min

Young French Cinema 2022 Program See our upcoming films
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
National Endowment for the Arts
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media
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