FILM FESTIVAL WITH LIVE SCREENING 2021

The screening will take place at the Galerie Art Gallery Cannes Côte d'Azur, 14 Avenue de Grasse Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06400, France

The films will be screened in the afternoon with French subtitles, in terms June 8-9, 2021.

COVID measures are subject to applicable government regulations.

8-9 JUNE, 2021

June 8: 15:00 - Section 1 
DAY YIE
Fortissimo
BELLE-ILE IN ACADIE
HARBOR

June 8: 17:00 – Section 2
THE LETTER ROOM
Jiyan

June 9: 15:00 – Section 3
STICKER
OUT OF TIME
Waiting for Jean Paul
HENET WARD, GOOD THANKS, YOU?

June 9: 17:00 – Section 4 
CELL 364
SERVIS
The Gliwensbourg Chronicles
LOZERE
WITNESS

WITNESS

A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions.

Director: Ali Asgari (Iran)

CELL 364

A former Stasi prisoner revisits his cell.

Director: Mathilde Babo, Zoé Rossion (France)

THE LETTER ROOM

When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate's personal affairs...

Director: Elvira Lind (USA)

GOOD THANKS, YOU?

In the aftermath of an attack, Amy is left voiceless, trapped in a whirlwind of incompetence. She must find a way to confront what has happened, in order to save what matters to her most.

Director: Molly Manning Walker (United Kingdom)

HENET WARD

Halima, a Sudanese henna painter goes to Basma's, a young Egyptian bride to prepare her for her wedding: under the eyes of her daughter Ward, the encounter between the two women grows from complicity to suddenly unveiled tensions.

Director: Morad Mostafa (Egypt)

STICKER

After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

Director: Georgi M. Unkovski (Macedonia)

DA YIE

A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.

Director: Anthony Nti (Ghana)

Fortissimo

A pianist arrives in her new flat. But as soon as she rehearses, her neighbour tries everything possible to stop her from playing. The reason : she hates classical music. Soon enough, a sound war starts between the two women, very rapidly involving everyone in the building. When the police arrive, they witness a crowd of hysterical neighbours shouting at each other and take the side of the pianist, the only one who at that moment, after a moment of intense madness, is playing a serene Mozart piece.

Director: Janine Piguet (Switzerland)

BELLE-ILE IN ACADIE

Acadians from Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France, visit Canada to meet their "cousins" with whom they share a common culture and history. Descendants of the deported Acadians by the British from their original homeland, they walk on their ancestral lands and attend the international World Acadian Congress. This film is about exile, the power of memory and finding your roots.

Director: Phil Comeau (Canada)

HARBOR

When Adèle, an english teacher, spontaneously lets a young 15 years old migrant, illegaly board a ferry for england with her class, she is far from grasping the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip.

Director: Paul Marques Duarte (France)

Jiyan

Inspired by a true story, "Jiyan" (=life) recounts the daily life of Nerol, a young Syrian Kurdish boy (17) who arrived in Switzerland without his parents.

He spends his winter in anxiety and insomnia because of his past (unknown to the viewer) and the situation of his mother who remained in the country, then in conflict.

Throughout the film, Nerol lives between anger and love, accompanied by his closest friends, Kurdo and Khaled and his educator Renaud.


Director: Otis Birdy (Switzerland)

OUT OF TIME

This time, Felix is risking a lot. The director summoned his mother and threatened to deny him the access to the establishment. But what could Felix have done? And what kind of establishment is it exactly?

Director: DELPHINE MONTAIGNE (France)

Waiting for Jean Paul

Rocafort Castle was built in the heart of the French Alps in 1090 and destroyed in 1305.
For seven centuries, no one looked after it, and the ruins of the building were eventually
buried and forgotten.
Until the year 2000…
700 years waiting for Jean Paul.

Director: Pater/Son (France)

The Gliwensbourg Chronicles

Gliwensbourg, winter 1915, a French trench is pounded, all the soldiers are buried making only one survivor. Underground, the soldier who survived managed to get out of an air pocket and crawl into a hole leading to a mysterious tunnel that leads to ... 1925!

Director: Emilie TOMMASI (France)

LOZERE

The voices of memory sometimes push us to return to the sources of our being. Let them tell us what we have forgotten, remind us who we are and in which direction we need to go in order to stay at peace with ourselves.

Director: LOUYRIAC PIERRE (France)

SERVIS

A teacher has just been appointed to a village school in Anatolia and decides to be a school bus driver for her students. But she does not know how to drive.

Director: Ramazan Kılıç (Turkey)

Photo report from the screening of the first YEAR Cannes Film Awards