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What's happening at the Champs-Elysées film festival

What's happening at the Champs-Elysées film festival
John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, opening film at Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Nicole Kidman is a senior punk initiating a girl from outerspace (Elle Fanning), a fellow punk’s (Alex Sharp) object of desire. © ARP Selection/Champs-Elysées Film Festival

The Champs-Elysées film festival is underway at some of the many cinema halls on and around the famous Parisian avenue. The festival focus is American and French independent cinema. One of its highlights are its retrospectives. One of the special guests is British actor Tim Roth. A man of many faces, and even an ape's as RFI's Rosslyn Hyams reports in this month's Culture in France. Roth's full interview with RFI can be heard on RFI Soundcloud.

The 7th Champs-Elysées film festival runs competitions for feature and short films, French and US, and some coproductions. Results at the closing ceremony on Tuesday, June 19.

Here's a list of movies in the running:

US Features

  • 1985 directed by Yen Tan
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening directed by Ramell Ross
  • Madeline's Madeline by Josephine Decker
  • My Name is Myeisha by Gus Krieger
  • Sollers Point - Baltimore directed by Matt Porterfield
  • Tyrel directed by Sebastián Silva

French Features

  • 68, mon père et les clous (68, My Father and the Nails) directed by Samuel Bigiaoui
  • Cassandro, The Exotico ! directed by Marie Losier
  • Contes de Juillet (July Tales) directed by Guillaume Brac
  • Funan directed by Denis Do
  • La trajectoire du homard (The Lobster Trajectory) directed by Vincent Giovanni and Igor Mendjisky
  • Naufragé volontaire (Happy to be Sea-Wrecked) directed by Didier Nion

US Shorts

  • Absent directed by Sudarshan Suresh
  • After/Life Directed by Puck Lo
  • Agua Viva directed by Alexa Lim Haas
  • Caroline directed by Logan George and Celine Held
  • Disintegration 93-96 directed by Miko Revereza
  • Great Choice directed by Robin Comisar
  • Hair Wolf directed by Mariama Diallo
  • Ready for Love directed by Dylan Pasture and Lauren McCune
  • Skip Day directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan
  • The Shivering Truth directed by Vernon Chatman and Cat Solen

French Shorts

  • Allonge ta foulée ! (Lengthen your Stride) directed by Brahim Fritah
  • But You Look So Good directed by Marina Ziolkowski
  • De Natura directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović
  • Huit (Eight) directed by Mathieu Mouterde
  • Le mal bleu (Blue Evil) directed by Anaïs Tellenne and Zoran Boukherma 
  • Ordalie directed by Sacha Barbin
  • Plus fort que moi (Beyond My Control) directed by Hania Ourabah
  • Poke directed by Mareike Engelhardt
  • Silence directed by Léo Cannone and Thibaud Lomenech




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