Free screening: Toronto 2018 special

Free screening: Toronto 2018 special

On the occasion of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festiva (TIFF), UniFrance wishes to throw the spotlight on 4 short films made by 4 directors who are presenting their new films at the biggest North American film festival, which opens today, September 6.

The directors presenting their new films at TIFF this year:

Sébastien Betbeder, one of the most inventive and prolific filmmakers of recent years, will show the world premiere of his new film Ulysses & Mona.

  • Discover Inupiluk, the first of three films that he focused on Greenland. Two Inuits come to Paris, where they must cope with culture shock. (with English subtitles)

Caroline Poggi, accompanied by co-director Jonathan Vinel, will be presenting the world premiere of Jessica Forever.

  • Discover Dogs, her first short, which she directed solo before  As Long as Shotguns Remain (which was awarded the Golden Bear for Short Film at the 2014 Berlinale). The obsessions that thread through her films are already present: weapons, young men displaying outsize masculinity given over to a certain kind of despair and violence. (the film has no dialog)

Another tremendous duo: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt will show their debut feature  Diamantino, after the film shook up the Semaine de la Critique at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and for which they received the Grand Prix.

The Argentinean Benjamin Naishtat will present Rojo, his second feature film after History of Fear, in which he once again explores his country's subterranean history.

  • Discover History of Evil, a film essay that mirrors Argentina's colonial history with the gaze of the population 100 years later. (original Spanish version with English subtitles)

These films can be watched, free of charge, from September 6 through 16. Click on the titles above to access the films.

Courtesy of: Envie de Tempête Productions, GREC - Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques, Les films du Bélier, Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains


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