The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) announced the lineup of feature length and short film programming for the 41st annual celebration that will take place March 24 – April 2, 2017. In addition to the announced lineup of 163 films, the ten-day event will be highlighted with Opening and Closing Night Presentations, 40 Creative Conference events and 12 unique Special Presentations and will include eight short-films from France (co-productions):

My Indian Rhapsody | directed by Abijeet Achar, India/France/USA, 15:31
A once famous author works on a new book about a life with a brother he never knew, but is distracted by dreams of a lover he left behind.

El Hara | directed by Margaux Fitoussi & Mo Scarpelli, Tunisia/France, 16:00
“El Hara” poetically explores how the places we grow up in haunt who we become, forever.

Vìré | directed by Hugo Rousselin, France/Guadeloupe, 19:50
A young Guadeloupean named Isaac has troubles to mourn over the death of his brother Legba.

Il Silenzio (The Silence) | directed by Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi, Italy/France, 14:35
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

Retaliation | directed by Ange-Régis Hounkpatin, Benin/France, 25:39
Awa, 18-years-old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. She has just joined her family in Cotonou when a popular prosecution is put together in order to avenge the memory of the deceased. Facing the helplessness of the police, Awa decides to take part in it.

Limbo | directed by Konstantina Kotzamani, France/Greece, 29:50
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…   

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR | directed by Romain Quirot, France, 17:07    The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of his generation. However, few hours before the start of the mission, Paul disappears.

The Session | directed by Morgane Becceril, France/USA, 13:08
A novice dominatrix fights to free a tortured client.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Atlanta Film Festival is an Academy Award-qualifying festival and one of the region’s largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States. More than 27,000 festival attendees enjoy independent, animated, documentary and short films each year, selected from more than 6,000 submissions from 120 countries. More information at www.AtlantaFilmFestival.com


When: March 24 – April 2, 2017
Where: Various Atlanta locations

Various locations (Bay Area) Atlanta, GA

French films screened in 2017 edition of Atlanta Film Festival

When
03/24/2017
Where
Various locations (Bay Area)
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) announced the lineup of feature length and short film programming for the 41st annual celebration that will take place March 24 – April 2, 2017. In addition to the announced lineup of 163 films, the ten-day event will be highlighted with Opening and Closing Night Presentations, 40 Creative Conference events and 12 unique Special Presentations and will include eight short-films from France (co-productions):

My Indian Rhapsody | directed by Abijeet Achar, India/France/USA, 15:31
A once famous author works on a new book about a life with a brother he never knew, but is distracted by dreams of a lover he left behind.

El Hara | directed by Margaux Fitoussi & Mo Scarpelli, Tunisia/France, 16:00
“El Hara” poetically explores how the places we grow up in haunt who we become, forever.

Vìré | directed by Hugo Rousselin, France/Guadeloupe, 19:50
A young Guadeloupean named Isaac has troubles to mourn over the death of his brother Legba.

Il Silenzio (The Silence) | directed by Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi, Italy/France, 14:35
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

Retaliation | directed by Ange-Régis Hounkpatin, Benin/France, 25:39
Awa, 18-years-old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. She has just joined her family in Cotonou when a popular prosecution is put together in order to avenge the memory of the deceased. Facing the helplessness of the police, Awa decides to take part in it.

Limbo | directed by Konstantina Kotzamani, France/Greece, 29:50
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…   

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR | directed by Romain Quirot, France, 17:07    The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of his generation. However, few hours before the start of the mission, Paul disappears.

The Session | directed by Morgane Becceril, France/USA, 13:08
A novice dominatrix fights to free a tortured client.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Atlanta Film Festival is an Academy Award-qualifying festival and one of the region’s largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States. More than 27,000 festival attendees enjoy independent, animated, documentary and short films each year, selected from more than 6,000 submissions from 120 countries. More information at www.AtlantaFilmFestival.com


When: March 24 – April 2, 2017
Where: Various Atlanta locations