On Friday, December 21st, at 4 p.m., Westerly Library is pleased to participate with the Rhode Island International Film Festival in presenting "Le Jour le plus Court" (The Shortest Day). The Shortest Day is an international celebration of French speaking short films and a chance to discover the great directors of today and tomorrow.
December 21st is a symbolic day: the day of the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, celebrated by many civilizations as the day of renewal. It is the perfect day to celebrate short films, which greatly contribute to the renewal of audiovisual creations and are a specialty of Flickers, the organization which founded the RI International Film Festival.
What Are the Goals of Le Jour le plus Court?
• Promote short films to the general public.
• Popularize showing these films on all screens and in all venues.
• Encourage amateur work and contribute to cultural democratization.
• Develop the essential role of networks and associations that work all year long to program and promote short films
The short films to be presented are:
Bye Bye (2011) - Directed by Edouard Leduc, a sentimental comedy/family drama: Cécile is 50 and divorced. While her daughter, Leila, helps to wax her legs, the subject of her father's new girlfriend comes up.
Mon petite frère de la lune (My Little Brother From The Moon, 2011) - Directed by Frédéric Philibert, an animated children’s film: A little girl tries to understand why her little autistic brother isn't quite like other children.
Un homme debout (A man still standing, 2011) - Directed by Foued Mansour, a family drama: A man returns to his home town after several years of absence. His new presence begins to invoke hostility with everyone who used to be a part of his everyday life, and many quickly view his return as a new form of provocation.
Alice et Moi (Alice and I, 2004) - Directed by Micha Wald, family comedy: Simon has to drive his old aunt Mala and her two friends to the coast. While driving, Simon gets a call from his girlfriend, Alice, and the conversation between the two of them quickly falls into a heated argument. Once Simon hangs up, the three women in the car begin to critique Simon's love life, which doesn't do much to help the situation.
Cheveau (Hair, 2010) - Directed by Julien Hallard, a dramatic comedy: Philippe is losing his hair! How much time does he have left before he becomes bald? His dermatologist is frank: only your father would know the answer to that question.