FRANCE un: In partnership with the Consulat général de France à Québec, selection of the best and brightest queer French shorts of the year.
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VIVIEN FORSANS | FRANCE | 2020 | 3 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
France, 2012. A teenage boy tells an intimate secret to a friend, but quickly regrets it while watching the news.
FLORENT GOUELOU | FRANCE | 2020 | 18 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
In a small French village, 17-year old Leo experiments with makeup and genderplay. His big brother Jules vehemently opposes this behaviour, fearing he will become a laughing stock. On the night of the open stage, Leo shows up in full drag.
LOU-BRICE LÉONARD | FRANCE | 2021 | 14 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
A photographer rejects a fake smile from her model. But the girl holds on to it as to her true identity. Tension rises, and secretly, an experience of initiation begins.
JOSZA ANJEMBE | FRANCE | 2019 | 20 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
Issa is about to get out of jail when he meets Gaetan, a young inmate who has not served out his sentence yet.
NUIT DE CHINE
NICOLAS MEDY | FRANCE | 2011 | 14 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
Karim is a young queer science fiction filmmaker. His grief over his recent breakup prevents him from writing the screenplay for his newest film, Nuit de Chine. Taking his mother’s advice, he tries to evolve… dropping science fiction and beginning to write a love story. One fateful afternoon at a cafe he meets the hero of his film and falls in love.
L’EMPOTÉ (EXTRA FLAVOUR)
CARLOS ABASCAK PEIRÓ | FRANCE | 2020 | 9 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
Joachim is a very average man in his sixties. But he hides an obsession… or even two to be precise. He can’t help but stare at the men who go to the gym across the street from his house while he devours pickles. When a new jar, “easy opening” won’t open, his world turns upside down!