The French Institute is the Premiers Plans d’Angers international partner, a festival which reveals year after year the new French and European talents. For the first time in Cambodia, a selection of 5 full-length feature films from previous editions of the festival as well as a short film program will be screened at the French Institute of Cambodia, as part of the Cambodia International Film Festival.
Showcasing the first cinematographic works of European directors, Premiers Plan d’Angers gathers every year a hundred of European first films as well as highlights the work of many young directors. Today, it has become a major cultural event, well-known among artists and professionals, followed by a public of connoisseurs as well as curious, and supported by many a personality and partner.
All movies are screened in their French original version with English subtitles.
Schedule to be determined later.
Full-length feature films selection
Paris la blanche, by Lidia Terki (2016)
At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Kabylie to go to Paris. All by herself, she travels across the Mediterranean sea to bring Nour, her husband, back home. But her hero, the war veteran, the one who has been providing for his family from abroad for the past 40 years, has become a stranger.
Patients, by Grand Corps Malade & Medhi Idir (2016)
Patients is the story of a rebirth, a chaotic journey of victories and defeats, tears and bursts of laughter, but above all encounters: we do not heal alone.
A Taste of Ink, by Morgan Simon (2016)
Charismatic singer of a hard rock band, Vincent, 24, has already tattooed half of his body. With his angel’s face and his incandescent gaze, the world belongs to him. But the arrival of a new woman in the life of his father awakens tensions. Vincent no longer intends to retain his anger or his desire.
Hope, by Boris Lojkine (2014)
On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who’s following the same dream.
Insecure, by Marianne Tardieu (2014)
Cherif hates his day job as a security guard in the mall. He is trying to get his nursing degree without success. He likes Jenny, a girl he met on the bus. His life is complicated by a band of teenagers who harasses him daily.
Short films selection
L’Âge des sirènes, by Héloïse Pelloquet (2016)
Mattis, almost 15, works on a fishing boat during the summer. There, he discovers a whole new world. Soon it will be time for him and his friends to leave their childhood island, and go to high school on the continent.
K-Nada, by Hubert Charuel (2014)
Two brothers that everything opposes, lost on the road to their ludicrous dreams. In two days, they have to go to Amsterdam, Greg for a Djing competition, and Valentin for a drug deal.
Monsters Turn Into Lovers, by Yann Delattre (2015)
Between her work, her boyfriend and her Japanese flatmate, Julie’s life just runs its course. Without her noticing, Sébastien even though he puts all his timidity and awkwardness into charming her. They may get together one night – without knowing what the following morning will bring.
Chasse royale, by Romane Gueret & Lise Akoka (2016)
Thirteen-year-old Angélique lives with her many brothers and sisters in the suburbs of Valenciennes. One day, at school, she is asked to audition for a film.