Les Lutins du Court-métrage 2014
Friday January 23 at 7:30pm
About les Lutins
Since 1998, the Lutins du Court-métrage have been working to promote and disseminate French short films to a wider audience. More than 2,000 cinema professionals vote in a format inspired by the Césars (the Oscars in France) to determine the 25 best short films of the year, thereby bestowing upon them a mark of excellence. Supported by numerous partners, including the French Ministry of Culture, the French National Center of Cinematography (CNC) and the movie theaters Gaumont Pathé, the Lutins of the short film participate in the discovery of young directors, actors and actresses who will be making the films of tomorrow. The Lutins have participated in the emergence of such filmmakers as François Ozon, and actors such as Jérémie Rénier, Ludivine Sagnier, Sylvie Testud and more.
Today, the Lutins strive to make young talents known in France and worldwide through a cinematic tour de France, so to speak, during which the best short films of the year are shown in cinemas and overseas spaces.
About the Night – Les Lutins du Court-métrage
The performance space at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz in partnership with the Alliance Française of Los Angeles is pleased to bring Les Lutins du Court-Métrage 2014 to Los Angeles as part of its public performing arts series for a presentation of a selection of the best French Short films of the year with English subtitles. There will be complimentary wine & cheese at intermission. The event will take place at the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 on Friday January 23 at 7:30pm.
Tickets $15 / $10 students
Lisboa Orchestra 12 minutes: Lisboa Orchestra is a musical ballad in the city of seven hills. In the course of the urban rhythms of the day, an original and hypnotic music is composed from sound and visual samples collected in the Portuguese capital which have for metronome the pulsation of the city.
Documentary of Guillaume Delaperreire Teaser
La fugue/ The runaway 22 minutes: Lakdar, a youth worker in a home for juvenile offenders in Marseille, goes to court along with one of the teenagers he’s in charge of, Sabrina. She is to be judged for an offence she committed a while before. Lakdar feels confident: he is convinced that their efforts will be rewarded…
Fiction of Jean-Bernard Marlin Teaser
Betty’s Blues 11 minutes: A young guitarist tries his luck in an old blues dive in Louisiana. He remembers the legend of Blind Boogie Jones, in the New Orleans of the 1920’s. A story of love and revenge.
Animation of Rémi Vandenitte Teaser
Être vivant/A living being 17 minutes: A male voice describes, with ruthless precision, the physical and mental journey of a man who has just become homeless. Behind the harsh words, we sense the empathy of someone who’s already been there. Images of the streets of Paris, passers-by, benches, dark corners that could be used for shelter. For one whole night.
Documentary of Emmanuel Gras Teaser
Miniyamba/Walking blues 14 minutes: Like thousands of people around the world who every day leave their homeland, Abbu, a young Malian, has decided to reach Europe. A trip to the Niger River to the barbed wire of the Ceuta, where dreams are confronted with the harsh reality, the distant lights of the West…
Animation of Luc Perez Teaser
La virée à Paname/ A day out in Paris 22 minutes: Mourad, 20 years old, goes to drama lessons and hangs out with his buddies and his girlfriend. One day, he decides to leave his neighborhood to go to a writing workshop in Paris in search of inspiration. But things don’t pan out as planned…
Fiction of Carine May and Hakim Zouhani Teaser