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My French Film Festival @ The Bioscope (6-7 Feb 2016)

FREE SCREENINGS
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Come and discover My French Film Festival at the Bioscope on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of February!
Two French long features along with two short animation films will be screened at the Bioscope for FREE!

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Saturday 6 Feb at 17.00


SAND CASTLES (Les châteaux de sable) by Olivier Jahan
French with EN subtitles (1hr42)
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Synopsis:
Éléonore's father has recently died and left her his house in Brittany, in the Côtes d’Armor region. The thirty-year-old photographer has been relatively successful, but business is no longer going well. She must absolutely sell the house.
Incapable of going alone to this place where she hasn't returned since her father's death, she sets out with Samuel, her ex, who she broke up with a while ago.
But she's playing with fire, because she knows that their relationship hasn't been put to rest, despite the fact that she's had a few adventures since they broke up and that Samuel is currently living with Laure.
Claire Andrieux, the real estate agent, has arranged for visits the two days that Éléonore and Samuel will stay in the house.

These three people are in for a strange few days, a weekend full of surprises and emotions, tensions, memories and arguments, melancholic and absurd moments, which are bound to have a transforming effect on Éléonore and Samuel.

Short film: SUNDAY LUNCH by Cécile Devaux
Animated Film (13min)

Synopsis:
It’s Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions, but don’t listen to his answers; they give him advice but don’t follow them themselves. They caress him, they smack him, but it’s normal, it is lunch on Sunday.


Sunday 7 Feb at 16.00


SUMMERTIME (La Belle Saison) by Catherine Corsini
French with EN subtitles (1hr45)
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Synopsis:
1971, Delphine is twenty-three years old. A farmer's daughter, she comes to Paris so as to be financially independent; she dreams of running her own farm, something unthinkable for a woman to do at this time. 
Carole is a Parisian. She's thirty-five years old and lives with Manuel. She's actively involved with the beginning of the feminist movement. When Delphine and Carole meet, their love affair turns their lives upside down. 
But Delphine is obliged to return to the family farm. Carole follows her. Once there, they'll have to cope with another reality.

Short film: M SEEKING W by Marina Moshkova
Animated film (12min)

Synopsis:
The love story in the world of revived paintings. The artist is suffering from a creative crisis and the absence of the muse. The main reason is that he is lonely and wants to find his other half. He sees an advert in a newspaper about a Dating Service and he decides that it is his last chance to find love.

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More about MyFFF

My French Film Festival (MyFFF) is a ground-breaking online film festival aiming to highlight the next generation of French filmmakers by showcasing  their films  to a  worldwide audience through the Internet. From January 18th to February 18th 2016 My French Film Festival will be running its 6th edition in 90 countries, including South Africa with an exciting line-up of films on offer on their website www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en/   

Ten French feature films and ten shorts will be included in the competition section. Viewers around the world are encouraged to rate them to elect the winner of the Audience Prize. The selection includes two Belgian films in competition,  a French cinema classic, and two French-Canadian films presented out-of-competition.

Last year’s edition of My French Film Festival was an unprecedented hit, with visitors coming from 205 territories and accounting for four million screenings over a period of one month, via the My French Film Festival website and other partner platforms.

HOW TO WATCH THE FILMS FOR FREE!

 If you’re a film lover, amateur or connoisseur come to our corner of the web to discover the best of contemporary French cinema. All you need to get access is to register online and that's it! You're in! All films are available to watch for free via the My French Film Festival online platform: www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com 

-> The film selection will be revealed at the official press launch from the Eiffel Tower on the evening of January 17th. It will be available on www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en/

 

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