My French Film Festival / All across Nigeria !

My French Film Festival / All across Nigeria !
past over 1 year ago

Wed, Feb 22 12:00PM - Sat, Feb 25 3:00PM

Institut Français Nigéria 52 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, beside Mr Biggs, Wuse 2 Abuja, Nigeria

Event Details

The French cultural network in Nigeria is proud to present the first edition of My French Film Festival in Nigeria.

Wherever you are in Nigeria come to the local Alliance française or Institut français and get an insight of the best of contemporary French cinema! Check our website or event page for the programme in each city!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ is an innovative concept aiming to throw the spotlight on the new generation of french filmmakers. from January 13th to february 13th, 2017, film lovers around the world will be able to access films from the 7th edition of world’s first online french film festival.

In Nigeria, public screenings of two feature films and three short films will be organised by the Institut français in Abuja and Alliances françaises across the country. come and enjoy a quality cinema experience in one of the following cities: Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, Jos, Ilorin and Owerri.


Feature films:

The French Minister
Comedy, 2013, 1h54

Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France…
The New Kid
Comedy, 2015, 1h21

Benoit, the new kid at school, is bullied by a gang of arrogant boys. Determined not to be pushed around, Benoit organizes a big party, but only three students turn up. What if this bunch of losers was to be the best gang ever?
Animation, 2015, 1h25

In 1914, 12 year-¬old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies "the land of breaths", the kingdom of wicked spirits hungry for war. When Samba, his elder brother, suddenly vanishes from the village, Adama decides to set off in search of him. Borne by the energy of desperation and the poetry of childhood, Adama travels to the hell of the frontline...
Phantom Boy
Animation, 2015, 1h24min

Leo, a very sick little boy, is able to float outside of his own body at night, swooping through the skies over the glamorous lit-up city of Manhattan. He helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.

Short films:

A la française
Animated film, 2012, 6min

Hilarious afternoon in Versailles: King Louis XIV and his court, re-imagined as chicken.
La chair et les volcans
Fiction, 2016, 20min

The poetic story of Laura, a young teenager, who lives alone with his father in a little village. She faces the daily constraints and makes her way thanks to her own refuges.
Le dernier des céfrans
Comedy, 2016, 30min

Rémi is struggling to get by and has had enough. That's it: he's going to enlist. The problem is that he does not have the courage to tell his best friends… an insight in the everyday reality of life in a French suburban district.