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Classic French Shorts, Programme 1

Co-ordinated in collaboration with the Agence du Court Metrage in Paris, the Irish Film Institute is delighted to present two programmes of the early work of some of the best known French filmmakers. Special thanks to Fabrice Marquat of Agence du Court Metrage for facilitating these programmes.
Le Manege Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
On a rainy night in Paris, the children are mysteriously placed on to a strange merry-go-round. But if they don’t catch the pompoms, who knows what will happen.
FRANCE 1979, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 10 MINS
Une Bombe par Hasard Director
A town is deserted by its inhabitants who live in fear of a strange machine exploding, then a tramp arrives in town who knows nothing.
Jean-François Laguionie, FRANCE 1969, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 9 MINS
Deux Pieces, Cuisine Director Pascale Ferran
He is called Maurice. She is called Denise. A typical evening with these extraordinary people.
Director Phillipe Harel, FRANCE 1989, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 38 MINS
Le Baiser
What happens on two faces just before a kiss? And just afterwards?
FRANCE 1990, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 8 MINS
L’Acteur Director Jean-François Languionie
In his dressing room a young comedian is made up like an old man. Under his mask is a young man, but which is his real face?
FRANCE 1975, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 6 MINS
Les Raboteurs Director Cyril Collard
An interpretation of this work by Caillebotte, ‘les Raboteurs de parquets’, a trio formed from a choreographer, a musician and the director.
FRANCE 1988, FREANCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 7 MINS
Gisele Kerozene Director Jan Kounen
A coven of witches ‘proto punks’ mount their broomticks and carry out a frenzied chase to find a magic skull which has been spirited away by Gisele Kerozene.
FRANCE, 1989, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES, COLOUR, 4 MINS

Cauchemar Blanc Director Mathieu Kassovitz
In a Paris suburb, four young men wait to find a coloured guy to beat up, something they do each Sunday. But this particular evening, this regular event is not going to go as planned.
FRANCE 1991, FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES,BLACK/WHITE, 10 MINS.

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