In what is now a monthly tradition, UniFrance is offering free viewing of a short film (documentary, drama, or animated film) that has been acclaimed at recent film festivals.
This month, we present French Touch by Maurice Cheng as our film of the month.
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.
Comedies account for over one third of all admissions to French films in international theaters, and one of comedy's most striking aspects is its capacity to tackle subjects as varied as religion, social problems, racism, and sexuality.
Short films reflect this, as can be seen in the regular inclusion of French films in festival selections and awards lists, embodied in films such as 日曜の昼食, People Are Strange, and (not surprisingly!) French Touch, which we are presenting to you today.
This film recounts the trials and tribulations of Florent, a young Frenchman living in 中国 who loses his bearings between oenology, romance, and financial scams.
In the space of just a few months, Maurice Cheng's comedy has got off to a strong start and has already been selected for presentation at festivals in イタリア, ドイツ, スイス, the アメリカ合衆国, スウェーデン, and モロッコ.
French Touch has recently picked up awards in New York, Paris, and Stockholm, and is currently continuing its international run.
You can watch French Touch free of charge
until February 8 by clicking here
With thanks to France Télévisions