AFRO-FRENCH SHORTS: Quartiers Lointains

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3   Monday, May 9, 7:00 PM

(Runtime: 103 minutes, French with English subtitles)

After two seasons spent touring France and Africa, QUARTIERS LOINTAINS expands to the USA for its third season of short films touching on the topic of “L’amour à la française” (French Love). Through four shorts by French filmmakers, the series explores how love is an integral part of the French culture. Curator Claire Diao will also be in attendance for the presentation.


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A propos:

The Return: It’s been a year since his big brother left, and Willy, 15, can’t wait for him to return. Willy thought he knew everything about Theo, but when he arrives back in the block, Willy discovers a secret about him…

Director: Yohann Kouam | Runtime: 22 min


The Sense of Touch: Chloe and Louis are deaf and mute. They are secretly in love but they don’t admit it. Their gestures substitute for words. They dance, each word is choreography.

Director: JC Mbotti Malolo | Runtime: 15 min


Destino: Two young guys from the neighborhood (Loïc and Mehdi) have set up a little business filming arabic wedding celebrations and then editing them in their mini van, their ‘audiovisual laboratory’. But when Mehdi starts to film the wedding of Leila, his pretty ex-girlfriend… Destiny happens.

Director: Zangro | Runtime: 26 min


Towards Tenderness: An intimate exploration of a masculine territory in a French suburb. Following a group of men’s vagrancy, we stride a universe where female bodies are nothing more than ghostly and virtual silhouettes.

Director: Alice Diop | Runtime: 40 min

Watch the trailer HERE!

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