French film fans are in for a treat with online film platform FilmDoo offering up cinema lovers a chance to catch this year’s My French Film festival selection online from the comfort of their own homes!
A fantastic opportunity for those wishing to see some of the newest and greatest films from France. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
For more information on this new initiative see below.
Happy reading and happy watching.
FILMDOO PARTNERS WITH MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
FOR A NEW GENERATION OF FRENCH CINEMA
Film-streaming platform FilmDoo has teamed up with MyFrenchFilmFestival to bring the work of a new generation of French filmmakers to an international audience. The online festival’s selection of feature films and shorts will be available to watch on FilmDoo from the 19th January to the 19th February.
Now in its eighth edition, MyFrenchFilmFestival offers an exciting variety of French-language films that are subtitled in ten languages and available to watch worldwide, from the touching and comical coming-of-age films of the festival’s ‘Teen Stories’ category to the dark and disturbing tales of the ‘French and Furious’ section.
Ten new feature films and ten shorts will be competing for festival prizes, including The Lacoste Audience Prize – voted for by viewers – and The Filmmaker’s Prize – decided upon by a jury consisting of directors Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Brillante Mendoza (Slingshot) and Julia Ducournau (Raw). A further seven films will be presented out-of-competition, including François Truffaut’s Oscar-nominated 1980 period drama The Last Metro and the provocative 1992 cult mockumentary, Man Bites Dog.
While all the festival’s short films are free to watch wherever you are, the entire selection of 14 feature films are also free for users in Latin America, India, Poland, Russia, Africa, Romania and South Korea. For the rest of the world, these feature films are available to rent on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The twenty-seven festival selections available from the 19th January include:
Victoria (dir. Justine Triet):
Writer-director Justine Triet follows up her acclaimed comedy-drama The Age of Panic with this story of a Parisian lawyer balancing work life, motherhood and dating.
A Wedding (dir. Stephan Streker):
An 18-year-old Belgian-Pakistani woman is torn between her family customs and her western lifestyle when she is asked to choose a husband.
Swagger (dir. Olivier Babinet):
This documentary takes us into the minds of 11 children and teenagers with astonishing personalities growing up in some of France’s most underprivileged housing projects.
Rock’n Roll (dir. Guillaume Canet):
When Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he’s no longer Rock’n’ Roll and can’t sell films anymore, he seeks to prove her wrong with help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.
Ava (dir. Léa Mysius):
13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.
The list of feature films is rounded out by Crash Test Aglaé (dir. Eric Gravel), Willy the 1st (dir. Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas), Before Summer Ends (dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh), Struggle for Life (dir. Antonin Peretjatko), Paris Prestige (dir. Ekoué Labitey and Hamé Bourokba), Into the Forest (dir. Gilles Marchand), Man Bites Dog (dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde), 1:54 (dir. Yan England) and The Last Metro (dir. François Truffaut).
The short films available to watch for free are as follows: The Screenwriter (dir. François Paquay), Lazare (dir. Tristan Lhomme), Please Love Me Forever (dir. Holy Fatma), The Stroke (dir. Morgane Polanski), The Death, Dad & Son (dir. Denis Walgenwitz and Vincent Paronnaud), Long Live the Emperor (dir. Aude Léa Rapin), A Taste of Vietnam (dir. Pier-Luc Latulippe), Delectable You (dir. Axel Courtière), No Drowning (dir. Melanie Laleu), The Summer Movie (dir. Emmanuel Marre), Birth of a Leader (dir. Antoine de Bary), Chasse Royale (dir. Lise AkokaRomane Gueret) and A Summer Dress (dir. François Ozon).
Browse the Full MyFrenchFilmFestival Line-Up On FilmDoo:
FilmDoo is the leading online film platform redefining the way people discover and watch films around the world. FilmDoo was a UK finalist in the 2015 MassChallenge accelerator programme and was featured in Forbes as one of the Top 5 startups to come out of the programme. They have received extensive press coverage in the Guardian, Variety and Screen Daily. FilmDoo is founded by co-founders Weerada Sucharitkul and William Page. Their proprietary film distribution technology means that international films can be watched legally from any location around the globe.