In a futuristic era, a couple is fighting surviving in a converted bunker. Eve, the last woman left in a world of concrete, is equipped with gas masks that protect the wearer from toxic air particles. Her partner does not survive. She is left to defend herself all alone in a dystopian society, becoming a true machine of self-preservation. Distraught, on edge, she succeeds in keeping a cool head. When vegetation begins to grow once again in the bunker, life gives her the chance to savor the fragrance of the first flower. Les Partenaires is producing this short 3D science fiction film by Eric Gandois. A chilling, captivating thriller and a modern ode to survival, featuring Delphine Chanéac.
Title : EVE
Script and direction : Eric GANDOIS
Year : 2013
Time : 5′
Type : Short film, science fiction
Actress : Delphine CHANEAC
– International fantasticarts festival (Gerardmer – France) – mention honorifique
– Effets Stars (Aigues-mortes – France)
– Firstglance film fest (Los Angeles – USA) – juin 2014
– BEFilm Festival (New-York – USA) – avril 2014
– 3D film Festival (Lodz – Poland)
– New Media Film Festival (Los Angleles – USA)
– Hallucinations collectives hors compétition – ouverture du festival (Lyon – France)
– City of Lights, City of Angels (Los Angeles) – avril 2014
Vera Bella, a magnificent actress, finds herself disfigured following a car accident—a tragic fate. After her operation, she seeks solace in her seaside manor, despite the fact that it’s midwinter. She covers her face with a mask. She finds herself confronted by her past and her demons. She begins seeing strange apparitions and haunting images. Her life is omnipresent within the very walls, and her ghost pursues her all the way to the seaside cliffs.
The framework is solid for this short film and it was well-received at the Festival Gérardmer. Suspenseful, chilling, frightening, atmospheric; the images are beautiful and captivating. A tribute to beauty and ugliness in a society obsessed with image, Le Miroir, directed by Sébastien Rossignol, offers us a glimpse into a shattered destiny. Nicolas Bary produced this film adapted from a short story that he read as a teenager, and entrusted the direction to a friend and fellow director.
Title : LE MIROIR
Directing : Sébastien ROSSIGNOL
Script : Benjamin MILLECAMPS and Sébastien ROSSIGNOL from the novella of Claude SEIGNOLLE
Type: Short film, drama
Actors : Sophie Charlotte HUSSON, Isabelle DE HERTOGH, Marie-Béatrice DARDENNE
Year : 2010
Time : 15 mn
TV diffusion : Orange Cinéma Séries
It is with only the finest equipment that the determined Louis Skellington envisions the best way to end his life. He quickly thinks back on all of his failures in life, and sees, laid out on a table, in a state of surreal hopelessness, all of the different objects that will help him achieve his goal. A gas cylinder, a piece of rope, bleach, razor blades… he has the means. The question is: which should he use to minimize his suffering? Nicolas Bary produced this dark but humorous short film, directed by Olivier Riffard. The disillusioned Skellington is played by François Levantal, a true feat of acting achieved in 5 minutes.
Title : LES BONS TUYAUX
Directing : Olivier RIFFARD
Original script: Olivier RIFFARD
Year : 2009
Time : 4’
Type : Short film, dark comedy
Actor : François LEVANTAL
TV diffusion: 13ème Rue
9e recontres du Cinéma Européen – VANNES – FRANCE « PRIX DU JURY JEUNE »
Festival International du Film Molodist, Nuit du court-¬métrage Français, KIEV – UKRAINE. Filmfest Eberswalde, EBERSWALDE – ALLEMAGNE & Festival International de Court-¬Métrage, DRESDE – ALLEMAGNE. Festival de Curtmetratges de Manlleu, BARCELONE – ESPAGNE – Cineglobe, GENÈVE – SUISSE. Festival Tours Métrages, TOURS – FRANCE. Festival Ciné Sans Filet, ALET LES BAINS – FRANCE. Festival du Premier Film, LA CIOTAT – FRANCE, Rencontres du Cinéma Européen, VANNES – FRANCE, Festival du Film Européen, MAMERS-EN-MARS – FRANCE & Courts sur le Système, NÎMES – FRANCE
A glimpse into the past. An evening of whimsy—costumes, laughter, frivolity, amusement. A couple reconnects and proclaims their love for one another. They long to flee, together, from a despotic regime. But during this time period, deserters are treated as traitors and their legs are cut off. What are the lovers to do? They risk it. And there’s nothing left but memories—whole—and half of a body, very much still alive. In their museum-apartment, one hears the laughter of characters preserved forever in the Belle Epoque. Love is nostalgic, forsaken, despondent. She is gone and he is left, alone, keeping vigil over his secret world in order keep her alive in the eternity of his memory. An eccentric short film—picturesque, dark and tragic. The impassioned emotions and dramatic décor plunge the viewer into a unique world of fantasy.
Title : JUDAS
Directing : Nicolas BARY
Type : Short film, science fiction and comedy drama
Actos : Jean-Pierre CASSEL, Delphine SERINA, Romain RONDEAU
Year : 2005
Time : 17 mn
In Timpelbach, everything is falling apart. The kids have turned into true delinquents. They take over their classroom in a comedic coup d’état. Their highly eccentric schoolteacher goes into a panic and wants to punish them. What happens next will prove to be irreversible and their parents will have to take action. Before is the prologue to Les Enfants de Timpelbach and re-adapts the world of Henry Winterfeld. It uses shades of brown, retro décor and gadgets, and everyone has fun.
Title : BEFORE
Directing : Nicolas BARY
Type : Short film, fantastic
Actress : Armelle
Year : 2004
Time : 10 mn
Everything had been going so well for Raphael. A job interview, a winning scratch-off lottery ticket and a gorgeous woman. But he stumbles into the path of violence, and from that moment his happiness rips at the seams. He picks himself up from the knockout and leaves in a bad way. His job interview is a tyrannical satire. He leaves, shaken, and falls into a vicious downward spiral, his day marked by madness and folly. His meetings with other people are bizarre. In the course of one day, he will lose everything: his job, his girlfriend, his life. End of the lottery. Fragile is a short film with a dark, crazy, anxiety-inducing atmosphere. Shades of brown are revisited and evoke the style of Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Title : FRAGILE
Script and directing : Nicolas BARY
Type : Short film, comedy
Actors : Emni BLAKCORI, Jean-Claude DREYFUS, Régis ROMELE
Year : 2004
Time : 20 mn