French Film Festival 2017 - Short Film Selection
The French Film Festival will once again be running at nearly the same time as SSFF & ASIA (6/22~6/25). SSFF & ASIA is proud to present a selection of short films from the French Film Festival. The highlight being a Unifrance original short featuring Catherine Deneuve and three more French actresses who added color and inspiration to that generation. Made in 1964, this will be its Japan Premiere. The rest of the lineup includes some more recent shorts from very talented filmmakers.
In 1964, Philippe Labro had yet to direct any films. UniFrance films nonetheless asked him to film four young actresses- Mireille Darc, Marie Dubois, Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac- in order to promote thèse rising talents around the word.
VEIL OF SILENCE
It is 1968 and Marianne is nineteen years old. She has been sent to a home for young girls, far from her family and friends. Here she meets other girls whose secrets have turned their lives upside down.
One Hell Of A Plan
Two burglars release dozens of cats into a neighbourhood and start the dogs barking. They use the din to their advantage and dig up a bag of loot. However, the situation snowballs and turns into the worst night the burglars ever spent.
Nicolas is madly in love with Charlotte, a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes about through the pictures she posts on Facebook. With a friend, he decides to prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.
The Amazing Rocambole
In the mid-19th century, facing an editor who stubbornly refuses to give him a raise, what can young writer Ponson du Terrail do… except sacrifice Rocambole, the hero of his daily serial?