A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.
Beautiful Loser (2019) - Short Film
Michel is a former junkie trying to kick the habit. He's out on the town with his seventeen-year-old son Léo while trying to deal with the baby he's just had with his ex, Hélène. (festivalscope)
Romane and Philippe split up. After 10 years of common life, two children and a dog, they no longer love each other. I mean, they're not in love anymore. But they love each other, though. Too much. Too much to really separate? Anyway... It's blurry. Then, under the circumspect gaze of their entourage, they settle in two separate apartments, communicating through...their children's room! Can we split up together? Can you start a new life, without undoing it? (translated from allocine.com)
In the heart of the demonic Paris of the late 70s, Anne (Vanessa Paradis) made a career by producing pornographic films. To find the favors of his companion, Loïs (Kate Moran), Anne decides to change by financing a much more ambitious film, which she entrusts the direction to Archibald (Nicolas Maury). But a mysterious serial killer thwarts her plans and attacks all the actors involved in the project. (cineuropa.org)
The unfolding of painful stories of the humans directly affected by the war in Bosnia cause the professional masks of two ambitious lawyers to be lifted, and reveal the humans behind.
A lonely bus stop, a trumpet-playing scout and a woman who refuses to pay him anything for his off-tune performance. This dryly humorous opening sets the tone for rest of the film which tells the story of Vic, a woman who has just been released from prison and who is on the hunt for some peace and quiet. (berlinale.de)
The Côte d'Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. (festival-cannes.fr)
While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them (imdb)
Paulo, a young writer, follows Richard, an old musician, in his wanderings, encounters, love stories and vision of life. Richard transmits to Paulo his crazy and strange experiences, opening the door to an enchanting world of passion.
Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale "Le petit poucet" by Charles Perrault. (imdb)
A search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Danny goes through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia. Together these vignettes form a narrative that is surprisingly reflective. (imdb)
Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of "King Lear" only manages to plunge this disparate group of travellers into turmoil as they struggle to overcome both nature's wrath and their own mortality. (IFC Films)
The story of the classic painter Rembrandt, told in flashback commencing with his arrival in Amsterdam as a young man, his astounding success and later family tragedies such as the death of his beloved first wife. (BFI)
Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is gone, but he sees her at the sailing and gets a photo of her. When he returns home, he suspects that his wife Zoe has been sleeping with Simeon, the foundry owner. Horty goes to the bar, where he starts telling an erotic fantasy of what happened with him and Marie. (imdb)
A group of artistically inclined Parisian friends fall in love and out of love while trying to set their skewered priorities straight. (Phaedra Cinema)
Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything, his trip to Tokyo and his fiance. (imdb)
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic. (imdb)
A sensationalized retelling of the Rimbaud-Verlaine story. The great French poet Arthur Rimbaud wrote all his poems, which continue to amaze and inspire to this day, during a brief burst of activity in the early 1870s, when he was just a teenager (imdb)
The film tells the story of two girls who are of totally different character. They know each other since their childhood and were friends until they became teenagers. But growing up and becoming adults they go different ways. (imdb)
In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, taking on the role of maid as well as accompanist, living life vicariously through Irene's triumphs and affairs. (imdb)
Jean (director Cyril Collard) is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura (Romane Bohringer) does he come to realize his bisexuality... (imdb)