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French Short Films Night

Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm

Featuring French award-winning shorts



Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, in partnership with the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, is happy to present an evening of French short films. Showcasing a wide variety of stories and styles, the screening consists of two 50-minute programs of short films selected from 2015-2016’s international festivals and competitions. Discover the most creative and innovative French film-makers and enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese tasting at intermission.

All the films will be in French with English subtitles.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.


Première séance (My First Analyst) by Jonathan Borgel, 2015 – 10’    

Fiction – Comedy

Ivan has an appointment with a psychoanalyst for his first session.

  • Fernand Raynaud Laugh Prize at Clermont-Ferrand Festival International Short Film Festival (France, 2016)


Ennemis intérieurs (Enemies within by Sélim Azzazi, 2016 – 27’

Fiction – Drama

In the 1980s, Algerian terrorism entered France. Two men. Two memories. Two identities. A clash.

Youth Jury Prize and Public prize in the National Competition at Clermont-Ferrand Festival International Short Film Festival (France, 2016).

Public special Prize at CoLCoA (US, 2016)


French Touch by Xiaoxing Cheng, 2015 – 22’

Fiction – Comedy

France is dead, everything happens now in Dubai or Shanghai! But the Chinese dream of Florent, a young French graduate, turns into a nightmare. He is ready for anything to survive in the Far East. He meets Tang, a young a beautiful Chinese woman back from France, who is going to make him an offer.

Best actor award for Fabien Ara at Chelsea Film Festival (US, 2015)

Bilingual Forum Award at French Film Festival in Bienne (Switzerland, 2015)

Best Short Film Prize at Peace & Love Film Festival (US, 2015)




Réplique (Partner) by Antoine Giorgini, 2016 – 18’

Fiction – Drama Comedy

Today, Tony is supposed to audition for drama school. But Steven, his best friend and reading partner, doesn’t show up. After trying unsuccessfully to find another volunteer, Tony gives up, determined never to speak to the traitor again.

Best Main Actor Award for Eddy Suiveng at Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival (Morocco, 2016)

Jury Special prize and Coup de Coeur Grand Action Prize at Prix UniFrance du court métrage (France, 2016)

National Jury Special Mention, National Audience Prize, and La Trois Prize and at Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium, 2016)

ACSÉ Prize at Clermont-Ferrand Festival International Short Film Festival (France, 2016).


Une tête disparaît (The Head Vanishes) by Franck Dion – 2016 – 9’

Animation – Drama

Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!.

Cristal for a Short Film Prize at Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France, 2016)

Prix du Public at Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Short Film Festival (France, 2016)


Rocambolesque (The Amazing Rocambole) by Loic Nicoloff, 2016 – 19’

Fiction – Comedy

In the middle of the 19th century, confronted by a publisher who stubbornly refuses to give him a raise, what else can the young author Ponson du Terrail do but re-examine the destiny of Rocambole, the hero of his daily serial?

1st prize for Best Comedy Short at Rhode Island International Film Festival (US, 2016).


Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux (French) by Josza Anjambe, 2016 – 21’

Fiction – Drama

Seventeen-year-old Seyna, a teenager of Cameroonian descent, is passionate about the history of France, the country where she was born and which she loves deeply. She has passed her baccalauréat and she will soon come of age. Seyna aspires to only one thing: to get her French citizenship. But her father, Amidou, is vehemently opposed to this.

HP Bridging the Borders Prize at Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (US, 2016).

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