News in brief
18 April 2016 à 17:00
Short Film of the Month: April 2016
Each month, UniFrance offers free viewing of a short film (a documentary, drama, or animated film) that has been acclaimed at recent film festivals.
With around 200 productions winning awards at foreign film festivals each year, French short films often attract the lion's share of attention at international events. Whether documentaries, animated films, experimental productions, or dramas, all genres succeed in winning awards.
While science fiction films appear to have deserted French movie screens in recent years, their results in international theaters are five times higher than figures registered in the home market, and—together with the fantasy and horror genres—they represent 13% of movie admissions to all French films abroad.
The recent triumph at international short film festivals of films such as Shadow, Aquabike, Chase Me, and Reality + (selected at Tribeca) bear witness to audience enthusiasm for the science fiction genre.
A science-fiction comedy set in the near future, Juliet tells the story of Western societies faced with the first generation of "synthetic human companions." With a strong eye for satire and a certain detachment, it portrays the different reactions and dramatic shifts brought about by this new phenomenon that challenges our ideas of intimacy.
After attracting considerable attention with his previous short film, Tous les hommes s'appellent Robert, Boulier can take pride in the successful international career of his newest offering: in less than twelve months, Juliet boasts selections in more than forty festivals, notably in Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Italy, South Korea, and Colombia. With thirteen awards under its belt at this stage, the film is currently continuing its global run in Germany and Ukraine.
You can watch Juliet free-of-charge until May 17 by clicking here.
(version with English subtitles available)
Latest update : 19 April 2016 à 17:00 CEST