Ela, Marie’s best friend, abruptly dies in a car crash. Enraged by this tragedy, Marie makes a deal with the Afterlife in an attempt to turn back fate. “Les arcanes du jeu” is a small and cynic metaphysical farce on the theme of life and death.
Section: French Short Film Competition
LE DERNIER HEROS
In 1998, only one descendant of the human race remains. We get to know this last hero, who is funny and touching at the same time. When he arrives in a ghost town, nature strikes back.
DEUX LARMES DANS UNE POUBELLE
Martine and Lucien are a couple of fifty year olds who each live in a dustbin on a Paris sidewalk. After diner they argue about which television show to watch. A sound war begins. They each turn up the volume of their channel higher and higher.
HOMICIDE BY NIGHT
Auguste, 67 years old, has had enough of retirement dinners where his wife, Odette, gets drunk and insults him. Boussac, 55 years old, candidate for mayor, loathes the elderly but loves their vote. When it comes to the murderer with the hook, the only ones who could say his age are unable to speak anymore.
The misfortunes of a foreign creature on earth.
LA MER EST AUX ENFANTS
The sound was so intense that they became deaf. A man, a woman and a child survive something that could have been a catastrophe. They learn to communicate again without knowing if what they perceive is reality or comes from auditory memory.
In 1984 Jean Manuel Costa took care of the special effects in the film “Hercule 11” by Luigi Cozzi. Now he’s working on a commercial together with Jean-Jacques Annaud (“Quest for fire”). “Le voyage d’Orphée” is a very personal adaptation of Orpheus’ myth and his descent into Hell looking for Eurydice.
LA NUIT DE SANTA KLAUS
Once all the children in the world loved him. Now, fallen victim to the ungratefulness of those he cherised, he has traded in his suit and reindeers for the bottle. He withdrew to a secret location in town. Does he want to take revenge on those who use his name for profit?