Francophonie Film Festival presents: Five Shorts

Thursday, March 23
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1hr 33mins // directed by:Jean-Bernard Marlin, Farid Bentoumi, Simon Panay, Marie-Hélène Viens, Philippe Lupien, Gérard Pautonnier

Presented by Rhode Island International Film Festival.

La Fugue | Jean-Bernard Marlin, Director | 22 min. | France, 2013

Lakdar, a committed young social worker, is looking for Sabrina, one of the young people in his care at a detention centre in Marseille. Today the court will pronounce judgment on Sabrina’s past offences. Lakdar is confident that things will work out; Sabrina is not. Berlinale Shorts, 2013 Grand Prize Winner. 

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Brûleurs | Farid Bentoumi, Director | 15 min. | France/Algeria, 2011

Armed(equipped) with an amateur movie camera, Amine, a young man from Algiers, films the steps of his journey towards Europe. With Malik, Lotfi, Mohammed and Khalil, they embark on a boat of fortune to cross the Mediterranean Sea.


Nobody Dies Here | Simon Panay, Director | 23 min. | France/Benin, 2016

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

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Amen | Marie-Hélène Viens and Philippe Lupien, Directors | 10 min. | Canada, 2016

Adam, 11, is a messenger sent by God to spread the Final News. He’ll heal you from your sins and prepare you for the Last Day. Will you be ready when they come? You don't have a lot of time, they’re here : the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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L’étourdissement | Gérard Pautonnier, Director | 23 min. | France, 2015

Following the accidental death of a colleague, Eddy is named despite himself, to go announce the terrible news to the wife of the deceased.  Georges, another colleague asked him to accompany him to support him in this difficult mission with the idea of returning home earlier at the same time. Arrived at the widow, the two men will have great difficulty to be at the height of the situation.

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