News 10 DEC 2018

Five Belgian French speaking short films selected at Clermont-Ferrand

Well-known as one of the biggest international film festival dedicated to short films, The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival will present 5 Belgian French-speaking short films. 

D’un château l’autre by Emannuel Marre will compete in the International Competition. The story goes back to spring 2017, during the French presidential election. Pierre, 25 years old and on a scholarship for a prestigious Parisian School, is housed by Francine, who is 75, disabled and confined to her wheelchair. Both puzzled and disoriented, they witness the electoral fair that's playing out. Their political opinions and social backgrounds are opposite but they still confide in each other. While waiting for the polls verdict, Pierre tries to look after Francine's body while Francine tries to heal Pierre's resentment.

Two other Belgian short films will be presented in National Competition : Famille by Catherine Cosme et Air comprimé directed by Antoine Giorgini. 

Famille tells the story of Lisa and Houria, who are two mothers. One is running off the war, the other opens her home’s doors in Europe. Lisa welcomes Youssif, Houria and their daughter Nour, while they’re waiting for their convocation at the strangers office. Between the will of kindness and the communication’s issues, doubt and fear begin to settle in Lisa’s intimacy: who is this family?

Sous le cartilage des côtes by Bruno Tondeur will be presented in the « Labo » competition. Pierrot has a wound that won't heal. It's the story of a guy who's about to die... maybe.

Last Belgian short film presented in the « Young Audience » section, Dear Night by Lia Bertels. All bears are supposed to hibernate. All, except this one with his eyes wide open.

This year, the Festival will take place from 1st to 9th February 2019.